Forestry Statistics 2011 - Employment & Businesses

Employment in primary wood processing

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There was estimated to be a total of 7,630 full time equivalent staff employed by primary wood processors in the UK in 2010.  Over half of this total was employed by sawmills and a further one third by woodbased panel mills.

Table 7.2 Employment in primary wood processing, 2008-2010

Year

Sawmills

 Pulp & paper

 Woodbased
panels

 Fencing

Total

full-time equivalents

2008

3 759

797

 2 440

364

7 360

2009

3 835

820

2 225

369

7 249

2010 

4 182

745

2 343

360

7 630

Source: industry surveys, industry associations.

Notes:

1. Some businesses operate sawmills and round fencing mills. Employment for such businesses may be recorded under sawmills, round fencing manufacturers or shared between the two categories.

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