Forestry Statistics 2010 - UK Grown Timber

Sawmills - All Mills

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A total of 196 sawmills processed UK roundwood in 2009.  Around two thirds of sawmills produced less than five thousand m3 sawnwood (softwood and hardwood).

Table 2.9 Number of sawmills by size of mill, 2000-2009

Year

Size of mill (total production)1

  Total

 

  < 1

1 - < 5

5 - < 10

10 - < 25

25 - < 50

  50 +

 

2000

116

102

32

19

14

14 297

2001

101

91

28

24

12

15 271

2002

92 81 26 24 10 16 249

2003

91 76 22 23 12 16 240

2004

86 67 20 23 10 18 224

2005

85 60 20 19 9 20 213

2006

84 59 19 21 10 20 213

2007

82 54 17 21 12 20 206

2008

76 54 17 21 11 19 198

2009

79 50 14 24 10 19 196

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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