Forestry Statistics 2009 - Employment & Businesses

VAT registered businesses

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Table 7.8 shows the number of VAT-registered businesses classified under forestry and primary wood processing. The headings shown potentially include businesses not traditionally regarded as forestry or primary wood processing, and some businesses that are traditionally included in forestry and primary wood processing are excluded as they are classified to other headings of the Standard Industrial Classification (SIC 2003).

A total of 3,155 forestry businesses, 760 sawmilling businesses, 140 panels businesses and 370 pulp & paper businesses were registered for VAT purposes in the UK at the start of 2008.

Table 7.8 Number1 of VAT-registered businesses at start of year by Standard Industrial Classification (SIC)2, 1999-2008

Year

SIC 02
Forestry

SIC 20.1
Sawmilling

SIC 20.2
Panels

SIC 21.1
Pulp & paper

1999

3 390

1 045195540

2000

3 365985185510

2001

3 310

955

180

490

2002

3 265

920

180465

2003

3 240885180430

2004

3 230840170405

2005

3 200800165390

2006

3 195785155380

2007

3 165765145370

2008

3 155760140370

Source: Business start ups and closures: VAT registrations and deregistrations (Department for Business Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, 2008).

Notes:

1. All figures are rounded by the Department for Business Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (BERR) to the nearest multiple of 5.

2. UK Standard Industrial Classification (SIC 2003) categories are:
02 (forestry, logging & related services);
20.1 (sawmilling and planing of wood, impregnation of wood);
20.2 (manufacture of veneer sheets, manufacture of plywood, laminboard, particleboard and other panels and boards);
21.1 (manufacture of pulp, paper and paperboard).

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