Forestry Statistics 2010 - UK Grown Timber

Sawmills - Larger Mills

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In 2009, 35% of sawn softwood produced by larger sawmills was used for packaging and pallets, 34% for fencing, 30% for construction, and the remaining 1% went to all other markets.  This represented an increase in the packaging and pallets market from previous years, with a corresponding decrease in the construction market.

Table 2.18 Larger mills1, 2009: sawn softwood product markets

Product market

England

  Wales

Scotland

Northern
Ireland

        UK

per cent of total product markets

Construction

22

19

37

26

30

Fencing

46

28

27

47

34

Packaging/ pallets

31

47

36

25

35

Other

1

6

0

2

1

Total

100

100

100

100

100

Source: Sawmill Survey (detailed)

Notes:

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

Table 2.18a Larger mills, 2006-2009: sawn softwood product markets

Year

Product market

Total

 

Construction

Fencing

Packaging/
pallets

Other

 

per cent of total product markets

2006

34

36

28

1

100

2007

35

37

26

1

100

2008

33

36

29

2

100

2009

30

34

35

1

100

Source: Sawmill Survey (detailed)

Notes:

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

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