Forestry Statistics 2010 - UK Grown Timber

Wood production

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Information on removals from Forestry Commission (FC) and Forest Service (FS) woodlands is extracted from administrative systems.

A total of 5.1 million green tonnes of softwood was removed from FC/ FS woodlands in 2009, a 16% increase from the 2008 level.  Over one half (54%) of FC/ FS softwood removals in 2009 occurred in Scotland, 24% in England, 14% in Wales and 8% in Northern Ireland. 

Table 2.4 FC/ FS softwood removals by country, 1999-2008

Year

England

  Wales

Scotland

Northern
Ireland

        UK

thousand green tonnes

2000

1 156

752

2 616

326

4 850

2001

1 075

779

2 354

396

4 604

2002

1 103 894 2 268 385 4 650

2003

1 107 880 2 405 424 4 817

2004

1 204 783 2 527 380 4 894

2005

1 165 673 2 388 353 4 579

2006

1 152 612 2 454 364 4 582

2007

1 211 584 2 496 363 4 653

2008

1 100 556 2 362 398 4 415

2009

1 213 717 2 773 423 5 126

Source: Forestry Commission, Forest Service.

Data: 

Longer time series of the above table, including estimates for hardwood removals and for removals from non-FC/ FS woodlands are available from the Timber Statistics web page.

 

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