Forestry Statistics 2010 - Employment & Businesses

VAT and/ or PAYE registered businesses

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Table 7.8 shows the number of VAT and/ or PAYE registered businesses classified under forestry and primary wood processing. The headings shown potentially include businesses not traditionally regarded as forestry or primary wood processing, and some businesses that are traditionally included in forestry and primary wood processing are excluded as they are classified to other headings of the Standard Industrial Classification (SIC).

A total of 3,100 forestry businesses, 685 sawmilling businesses, 130 panels businesses and 270 pulp & paper businesses were registered for VAT and/ or PAYE purposes in the UK in 2009.

Table 7.8 Number of VAT and/ or PAYE registered businesses by Standard Industrial Classification (SIC), 2000-2009

Year

Forestry

Sawmilling

Panels

Pulp & paper

2000

3 095

1 000 160 390

2001

3 055 940 150 365

2002

2 910

885

145

345

2003

2 870

855

130 305

2004

2 585 795 135 280

2005

2 580 760 140 280

2006

2 585 735 130 275

2007

2 645 700 115 260

2008

3 020 730 140 310

2009

3 100 685 130 270

Source: UK Business: Activity, Size and Location (Office for National Statistics, 2010).

Notes:

1.  All figures are rounded by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) to the nearest multiple of 5.

2.  Categories are based on the UK Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) categories.  2000-2002 data are based on SIC 1992 categories; 2003-2008 data are based on SIC 2003 categories; 2009 data are based on SIC 2007.  Given the changes in classifications, the time series may not be fully consistent.  Further details on the SIC codes used are provided in the Sources: Employment and businesses page.

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