Forestry Statistics 2010 - Sources

Sources: Timber

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The table below provides a comparison between the figures for removals (obtained from Forestry Commission, Forest Service and Private Sector Removals Survey) and deliveries (obtained from industry surveys and trade associations) for UK softwood roundwood.

Comparison of removals and deliveries of UK softwood roundwood, 2000-2009

Year

FC/ FS removals

Non-FC/ FS removals

Total removals

Deliveries

Balance1

thousand green tonnes

2000

4 850

2 572

7 422

7 351

71

2001

4 604

2 891

7 494 7 463

32

2002

4 650 2 972 7 622 7 380 243

2003

4 817 3 491 8 308 7 718 589

2004

4 894 3 618 8 512 8 021 491

2005

4 579 3 894 8 473 8 143 330

2006

4 582 3 917 8 499 8 187 312

2007

4 653 4 369 9 022 8 790 232

2008

4 415 4 016 8 432 8 187 245

2009 

5 126 3 353 8 479 8 178 301

Source: Forestry Commission, Forest Service, industry surveys, industry associations

Notes:

1. The difference between reported removals and deliveries. This can be caused by variations in the level of stocks between harvesting and delivery to the wood processor, but a persistent difference indicates that statistics for removals and/ or deliveries may be unreliable.

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