Forestry Statistics 2011 - UK Grown Timber

Deliveries of UK grown roundwood

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A total of 9.4 million green tonnes of UK grown softwood was delivered to UK wood processing industries and others in 2010.  This is a 13% increase from the 2009 level.

Sawmills accounted for the majority of softwood deliveries (60%).  A further 15% of softwood was delivered to woodbased panel mills and 5% to integrated pulp and paper mills.  Woodfuel accounted for 11% of all softwood deliveries in 2010.

The quantity of softwood delivered directly for woodfuel is estimated to have increased by 62% between 2009 and 2010.  Over the same period, there have also been increases in the quantity of softwood deliveries for export (34%), woodbased panels (21%) and sawmills (9%).  In contrast, there have been decreases between 2009 and 2010 in the quantity of softwood deliveries for pulpmills (16%), other uses (16%) and round fencing (5%).

Table 2.6 Deliveries of UK grown softwood, 2001-2010

Year

Sawmills

Pulpmills

Woodbased
panels

Fencing

Woodfuel1

Other2

Exports3

 Total

thousand green tonnes

2001

4 598

668

1 680

324

100 31 61

7 463

2002

4 677 696 1 456 289 100 29 133 7 380

2003

4 812 704 1 486 264 100 45 307 7 718

2004

4 953 483 1 525 272 100 79 610 8 021

2005

4 924 500 1 502 317 100 95 705 8 143

2006

5 210 481 1 365 274 100 114 643 8 187

2007

5 565 472 1 362 319 200 113 759 8 790

2008

4 933 515 1 219 359 300 128 733 8 187

2009

5 133 511 1 135 367  650 160 347 8 304

2010 

5 616 428 1 375 349 1 050 135 467 9 419

Source: industry surveys, industry associations.

Notes:

1. Woodfuel reported here is derived from stemwood, and from 2007 include estimated roundwood use for biomass energy. The figures include estimates by the Expert Group on Timber and Trade Statistics.

2. Includes shavings and poles. Quantities for some uses are estimates by the Expert Group on Timber and Trade Statistics.

3. Exports exclude Northern Ireland before 2004.

Figure 2.1 Deliveries of UK grown softwood

Figure 2.1 Deliveries of United Kingdom softwood roundwood

Source: industry surveys, industry associations.