Forestry Statistics 2010 - UK Grown Timber

Woodfuel and pellets

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An estimated 382 thousand green tonnes (mainly softwood) of woodfuel were supplied by sawmills in 2009 and a further 58 thousand green tonnes were supplied by round fencing manufacturers.  89% of the total woodfuel supplied was sold to bioenergy.

Table 2.31 Woodfuel supply by sawmills and round fencing manufacturers, 2006-2009

 

Sales to bioenergy

Sales as firewood

Used internally for heat/ energy

         Total

thousand green tonnes

Sawmills

 

 

 

 

     2006

220

1

10

231

     2007

224

2

5

232

     2008

217 7 13 238

     2009 

347 14 21 382

Round fencing manufacturers

       

     2008

43 12 1 56

     2009 

 45 12 1 58

Source: Sawmill Survey, Survey of Round Fencing Manufacturers

Notes:

1.  Material reported as sales/ use for woodfuel, but may have been used for other purposes. 

2.  Sales as firewood and used internally for heat/ energy in 2006 and 2007 only relates to larger mills (those producing at least 10 thousand m3 sawnwood).

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