Forestry Statistics 2010 - UK Grown Timber

Sawmills - All Mills

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Around two thirds of the 196 active sawmills in 2009 processed softwood only. A further 28% processed both softwood and hardwood, and the remaining 5% processed only hardwood.

Table 2.11 Number of sawmills by type of wood sawn, 2000-2009

Year

Softwood only

Hardwood only

        Both

      Total

2000

184

28

85

297

2001

174

25

72

271

2002

160 22 67 249

2003

154 20 66 240

2004

143 18 63 224

2005

142 16 55 213

2006

142 19 52 213

2007

135 16 55 206

2008

135 12 51 198

2009 

 131 10 55 196

Source: Sawmill Survey

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