Forestry Statistics 2010 - Sources

Sources: Employment and businesses

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Statistics on employment are obtained from:

  • Annual Business Inquiry (Office for National Statistics) - an annual survey of UK businesses,
  • Industry surveys (Sawmill Survey, Survey of Round Fencing Manufacturers) and industry associations (UK Forest Products Association, Wood Panel Industries Federation) - for employment in primary wood processing, and
  • Forest Employment Survey - a Forestry Commission survey of forestry and primary wood processing businesses in Great Britain, last run in 1998/9.

Statistics for accidents to employees are obtained from Health & Safety Executive statistics for Great Britain.

Numbers of businesses are estimated from:

  • Industry surveys (Sawmill Survey, Survey of Round Fencing Manufacturers) and industry associations (UK Forest Products Association, Wood Panel Industries Federation) - for businesses believed to be using UK-grown roundwood, and
  • UK Business: Activity, Size and Location (Office for National Statistics) - for VAT and/ or PAYE registered businesses.  This replaces the data on Business Start-ups and closures: VAT registrations and de-registrations (used in previous editions of Forestry Statistics) that has been discontinued.

Standard Industrial Classification (SIC)

The Annual Business Inquiry and statistics on VAT and/ or PAYE registrations classify businesses by UK Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) code.  Businesses are classified to SIC codes according to their main activity.  The SIC codes are revised periodically to take account of changes in the global economy.  The following codes from SIC 2003 (for 2004 - 2007 data) and SIC 2007 (for 2008 data) have been used in Forestry Statistics 2010:

Standard Industrial Classification
Title SIC 2003SIC 2007

Forestry

02 (forestry, logging & related services)

02 (forestry and logging)

Wood products

20 (manufacture of wood and wood products)

16 (manufacture of wood and products of wood and cork, except furniture; manufacture of articles of straw ans plaiting materials) 

Sawmilling

20.1 (sawmilling and planing of wood, impregnation of wood)

16.1 (sawmilling and planing of wood)

Panels

20.2 (manufacture of veneer sheets, manufacture of plywood, laminboard, particleboard and other panels and boards)

16.21 (manufacture of veneer sheets and woodbased panels);

Secondary products

Other SIC 20 (manufacture of builders' carpentry and joinery, wooden containers, and other products of wood, straw and plaiting materials)

Other SIC 16 (manufacture of assembled parquet floors, other builders' carpentry and joinery, wooden containers, and other products of wood, straw and plaiting materials)

Pulp, paper & paper products

21 (manufacture of pulp, paper and paperboard).

17 (manufacture of paper and paper products)

Pulp & paper

21.1 (manufacture of pulp, paper and paper products)

17.1 (manufacture of pulp, paper and paperboard)

Articles of paper & paperboard

21.2 (manufacture of articles of paper and paperboard)

17.2 (manufacture of articles of paper and paperboard)

Total wood processing

SIC 20 + SIC 21

SIC 16 + SIC 17 

Total primary wood processing

SIC 20.1 + SIC 20.2 + SIC 21.1

SIC 16.1 + SIC 16.21 + SIC 17.1

In addition figure 7.1, covering accidents to employees, also uses the following SIC 2003 codes:

  • Agriculture etc: 01 (agriculture, hunting) + 02 (forestry, logging & related services) + 05 (fishing, exc sea fishing);    
  • Manufacturing: 15-37 (all categories of manufacturing) .

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