Forestry Statistics 2010 - UK Grown Timber

Sawmills - Larger Mills

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Of all softwood sawlogs consumed by larger sawmills in 2009, 56% came from Scotland, 22% from England, 12% from Wales and 7% from Northern Ireland. The remaining 3% were imported from other countries.  This was similar to the breakdown by source in previous years.

95% of softwood sawlogs used by Scottish mills in 2009 came from Scotland. The corresponding proportions of mills' log use coming from within the same country were 67% for England, 75% for Wales and 62% for Northern Ireland.

Table 2.17 Larger mills1, 2009: source of softwood logs

Source

England

  Wales

Scotland

Northern
Ireland

        UK

thousand green tonnes

England

907

49

125

0

1 081

Wales

192

399

0

0

591

Scotland

261

85

2 394

39

2 780

Northern Ireland

0

0

0

321

321

Total UK logs

1 360

533

2 519

360

4 773

Other countries

0 0 0 157 157

Total log consumption

1 360

533

2 519

518

4 930

Source: Sawmill Survey (detailed)

Notes:

1. Sawmills producing at least 10 thousand m3 sawnwood (softwood and hardwood).

Table 2.17a Larger mills, 2006-2009: source of softwood logs

Year

Source

Total

 

England

Wales

Scotland

Northern
Ireland

Other
countries

 

per cent of total consumption

2006

24

15

50

6

100

2007

23

13

53

5

100

2008

24

13

54

5

100

2009

22

12

56

7

100

Source: Sawmill Survey (detailed)

Notes:

1. Sawmills producing at least 10 thousand m3 sawnwood (softwood and hardwood).

 

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