Forestry Statistics 2010 - Finance & Prices

Government expenditure on public forests

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Net expenditure on public forests by the Forestry Commission in 2009-10 totalled £36 million.  This comprised £23 million in England, £11 million in Wales and £2 million in Scotland.

Recreation, conservation & heritage accounted for £56 million of total expenditure in 2009-10, harvesting & haulage for £41 million and other expenditure on public forests for £58 million.

Timber sales generated a total income of £77 million in 2009-10.  Recreation, conservation & heritage accounted for a further £19 million of income and other income from public forests for £23 million.

Table 8.4 Funding public forests - net expenditure1,2, 2005-06 - 2009-10

 

 

2005-06

2006-07

2007-08

2008-09

2009-10

£ million

GB

 

 

 

 

 

 

  Harvesting & haulage

Expenditure 

39.0

39.3

39.5

38.8

41.2

  Recreation, etc3

Expenditure 

50.3

54.8

59.1

59.8

56.0

  Other

Expenditure 

 58.6

 55.1

 58.4

 59.4

 58.1

  Timber

Income 

-61.9

-65.8

-78.6

-74.3

-77.4

  Recreation, etc3

Income 

-17.9

-19.8

-20.8

-20.3

-18.7

  Other

Income 

-19.6

-18.4

-19.6

-24.3

-23.0

  Net expenditure

 

48.6 45.3 38.0 39.1 36.3

England

 

         

  Harvesting & haulage

Expenditure 

10.8 11.1 11.9 12.0 12.2

  Recreation, etc3

Expenditure 

26.8 30.0 30.0 32.0 32.5

  Other

Expenditure

 28.4  26.2  29.6  29.3  27.7

  Timber

Income

-18.7 -20.3 -26.3 -25.0 -24.5

  Recreation, etc3

Income

-13.0 -14.3 -14.7 -16.4 -15.3

  Other

Income

-10.0 -9.6 -10.2 -9.4 -9.4

  Net expenditure

 

24.3 23.1 20.3 22.6 23.2

Wales

 

         

  Harvesting & haulage

Expenditure 

6.6 6.4 6.3 6.5 7.0

  Recreation, etc3

Expenditure 

8.5 7.8 7.9 8.1 6.6

  Other

Expenditure 

 13.1  12.5  11.4  11.6  12.8

  Timber

Income 

 -8.2  -8.7  -10.2  -12.1  -13.2

  Recreation, etc3

Income 

-1.2 -1.9 -1.6 -1.1 -1.1

  Other

Income

-3.5  -1.6  -2.4  -1.8  -1.5

  Net expenditure

 

15.3 14.4 11.5 11.2 10.6

Scotland

 

         

  Harvesting & haulage

Expenditure 

21.6 21.8 21.2 20.2 22.0

  Recreation, etc3

Expenditure 

15.1 17.0 21.2 19.8 16.9

  Other4

Expenditure 

 17.1  16.5  17.4  18.5  17.6

  Timber

Income 

-35.0 -36.7 -42.1 -37.3 -39.7

  Recreation, etc3

Income 

-3.7 -3.6 -4.5 -2.8 -2.3

  Other

Income 

-6.1 -7.2 -7.0 -13.1 -12.0

  Net expenditure

 

9.0 7.8 6.3 5.3 2.5

 Source: Forestry Commission Annual Reports & Accounts

Notes:

1.  Excludes notional cost of capital and any surplus/ deficit on sale of properties.

2.  Excludes gain on revaluation of biological assets and value of timber felled, that were included for the first time in the 2009-10 Accounts.

3.  Recreation, etc includes conservation and heritage.

4.  Restated to exclude expenditure on forest roads and restocking, for consistency with the 2009-10 Accounts.

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