Forestry Statistics 2010 - UK Grown Timber

Certification

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Respondents to Forestry Commission surveys were asked to report on volumes certified.  68% of non-FC/ FS softwood removals in 2009 were from certified sources.  As all Forestry Commission and Forest Service woodland is certified, this equates to 87% of all softwood removals in 2009 from certified sources. 

82% of sawmills' roundwood consumption and 76% of sawnwood production by sawmills in 2009 was certified. For round fencing manufacturers, 55% of total softwood consumption was certified.

Table 2.29 Per cent of volume certified, 2002-2009

Year

Removals1 

Sawmills

Round fencing manufacturers

 

Softwood from non-FC/ FS woodland

Total softwood removals 

Consumption (softwood and hardwood)

Production (softwood and hardwood)

Consumption (softwood)

per cent certified volume

2002

40

77

65

62

14

2003

54

81

67

50

36

2004

73

89

80

63

58

2005

69

86

76

71

53

2006

67 85 81 64 46

2007

74 87 78 65 54

2008

65 83 81 75 66

2009 

 68 87 82 76 55

Source: industry surveys

Notes:

1. For all removals from FC/ FS woodland, the source is certified.

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