Forestry Statistics 2010 - UK Grown Timber

Sawmills - All Mills

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UK sawmills produced a total of 2.8 million cubic metres of sawn softwood in 2009, a 2% increase from the 2008 figure.

Sawmills with total sawnwood production of 10 thousand cubic metres or more accounted for 92% of the total sawn softwood produced by sawmills in 2009.

Table 2.14 Production of sawn softwood by size of mill, 2000-2009

Year

Size of mill (total production)1

  Total

 

  < 1

1 - < 5

5 - < 10

10 - < 25

25 - < 50

  50 +

 
thousand cubic metres

2000

28

213

168

274

466

1 365 2 515

2001

24

163

167

355

429

1 446 2 583

2002

19 147 159 360 354 1 580 2 619

2003

16 142 130 328 443 1 610 2 669

2004

17 126 119 331 368 1 761 2 722

2005

17 116 121 278 317 1 877 2 727

2006

17 118 128 326 359 1 911 2 859

2007

17 109 111 335 437 2 090 3 099

2008

18 116 104 331 369 1 834 2 771

2009 

20 108 89 367 326 1 914  2 824

Source: Sawmill Survey

Notes:

1. Categories are based on total sawnwood production (softwood and hardwood), in thousand m3.

Data: 

Longer time series of the above table are available from the Timber Statistics web page.

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