Forestry Statistics 2009 - UK Grown Timber

Miscellaneous products

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Softwood

Data for softwood fencing are obtained from the Survey of Round Fencing Manufacturers. Figures for other uses are reported by manufacturers or are estimated by representatives of the wood processing industries.

A total of 341 thousand green tonnes of UK softwood were consumed by round fencing manufacturers in 2008. A further 300 thousand tonnes were estimated to have been used for woodfuel (including biomass energy) and 116 thousand green tonnes for other uses.

Table 2.25 Miscellaneous uses of UK softwood roundwood, 1999-2008

Year

Fencing

Woodfuel1

Other2

     Total

thousand green tonnes

1999

38510032

517

2000

347

100

32

479

2001

324

100

31

455

2002

28910029418

2003

26410045409

2004

27210079451

2005

32010095515

2006

275100114489

2007

296200113609

2008

341300116758

Source: Survey of Round Fencing Manufacturers, industry associations.

Notes:

1. Woodfuel reported here is derived from stemwood, and from 2007 include estimated roundwood use for biomass energy. The figures are estimated by the Expert Group on Timber and Trade Statistics.

2. Includes shavings, poles and woodwool.

Hardwood

An estimated 300 thousand green tonnes of UK hardwood were used for woodfuel (including biomass energy) in 2008. A further 30 thousand green tonnes were estimated to have been consumed by round fencing manufacturers and 33 thousand green tonnes for other uses, including exports.

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