Forestry Statistics 2011 - Employment & Businesses

Establishments in the primary wood processing industries

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Table 7.7 shows the number of primary wood processors, according to the sampling frames used for Forestry Commission surveys of establishments using UK timber.

The figures in Table 7.7 do not correspond with the VAT and PAYE registration information given in Table 7.8. The figures here count establishments (sites) rather than businesses and include those that do not need to register for VAT or PAYE. They also have a different basis for classification, so some businesses that are excluded from Table 7.8 because of their VAT/ PAYE classification are included in this table (typically businesses where primary wood processing is a small part of their total activity), and some businesses included in Table 7.8 are excluded here (usually because they do not use UK-grown timber).

Table 7.7 Number of establishments in the primary wood processing industries using UK-grown roundwood

Year

Sawmills

Pulp &
paper mills

Woodbased
panel mills

Round fencing
manufacturers

     Total1

2001

271

4

10

86

371

2002

249 4 10 74 337

2003

240 3 8 68 319

2004

224 3 8 69 304

2005

213 3 8 65 289

2006

213 2 8 69 292

2007

205 2 8 75 290

2008

197 2 8 67 274

2009 

 195 2 8 68 273

2010 

189 2 7 65 263

Source: industry surveys, industry associations

Notes:

1. A single mill may be recorded twice, as a sawmill and a round fencing manufacturer.

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