Forestry Statistics 2010 - UK Grown Timber

Sawmills - Larger Mills

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Other products (excluding sawnwood) from softwood amounted to 2.5 million tonnes in 2009.  Around one half (49%) of these other products were sold to wood processing industries in the form of chips and 15% were sold to these industries as bark or in other formats. A further 18% of other products were sold to bio-energy (including pellet manufacturers) and 18% were sold to others.

The proportion of other products that were sold to wood processing industries has declined from 81% in 2007 to 64% in 2009.  Over the same period, the proportions sold to bio-energy and other sales has increased.

Table 2.19 Larger mills1, 2009: other softwood products

Destination and type of product2

England

 Wales

Scotland

Northern
Ireland

          UK

per cent of total other softwood products

Sold to wood processing industries

 

 

 

 

 

     Wood chips

53

62

51

13

49

     Bark

3

5

1

0

2

     Sawdust & other

20

22

9

0

13

     Total

76

89

61

13

64

Sold to bio-energy
(incl pellet manufacturers)

         

     Wood chips

8 1 13 49 14

     Bark

0 0 0 0 0

     Sawdust & other

0 0 4 15 4

     Total

8 1 17 64 18

Other sales

         

     Wood chips

6 3 5 8 5

     Bark

6 5 9 11 8

     Sawdust & other

4 1 7 4 5

     Total

16 10 20 23 18

Source: Sawmill Survey (detailed)

Notes:

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

2. The table does not show internal use for heat/ energy, sales of firewood and other products disposed of as waste, which together account for less than 1% of other softwood products.

Table 2.19a Larger mills, 2006-2009: other softwood products
Year

Destination

Total

 Sold to wood
processing industries

Sold to bio-energy
(incl pellet manufacturers)

Other sales

Other2

 

per cent of total other softwood products

2006

79

9

12

0

100

2007

81

8

11

0

100

2008

74

13

12

1

100

2009

64

18

18

1

100

Source: Sawmill Survey (detailed)

Notes:

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

2. Other includes internal use for heat / energy, sales of firewood and other products disposed of as waste.

Links to Forestry Statistics 2010