Forestry Statistics 2010 - UK Grown Timber

Sawmills - All Mills

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Sawmills consumed a total of 5.3 million green tonnes of softwood in 2009, an increase of 4% from the 2008 figure.  Over the same period, hardwood consumption increased by 7%, to 92 thousand green tonnes in 2009.

Table 2.8 Consumption and production by UK sawmills, 2000-2009

Year

Softwood

Hardwood

consumption: thousand green tonnes, production: thousand m3 sawnwood

 

Consumption of

Production

Consumption of

Production

 

UK grown

Imported

 Total

 

UK grown

Imported

 Total

 

2000

4 476 234 4 711 2 515 199 11 210 108

2001

4 598 239 4 838 2 583 183 17 200 97

2002

4 677 235 4 912 2 619 162 18 180 91

2003

4 812 225 5 037 2 669 138 18 157 81

2004

4 953 226 5 178 2 722 92 28 120 60

2005

4 924 272 5 196 2 727 72 34 106 53

2006

5 210 266 5 476 2 859 64 22 85 45

2007

5 590 263 5 853 3 099 66 19 85 44

2008

4 954 174 5 127 2 771 66 20 86 44

2009 

5 153 158 5 311 2 824 73 19 92 48

Source: Sawmill Survey

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