Forestry Statistics 2011 - UK Grown Timber

Sawmills - Larger Mills

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Of all softwood sawlogs consumed by larger sawmills in 2010, 60% came from Scotland, 19% from England, 13% from Wales and 6% from Northern Ireland. The remaining 2% were imported from other countries.  This was similar to the breakdown by source in previous years.

96% of softwood sawlogs used by Scottish mills in 2010 came from Scotland. The corresponding proportions of mills' log use coming from within the same country were 56% for England, 75% for Wales and 63% for Northern Ireland.

Table 2.17 Larger mills1, 2010: source of softwood logs

Source

England

  Wales

Scotland

Northern
Ireland

        UK

thousand green tonnes

England

844

76

112

0

1 033

Wales

247

419

2

0

668

Scotland

411

61

2 658

84

3 214

Northern Ireland

0

0

0

325

325

Total UK logs

1 503

556

2 772

409

5 240

Other countries

0 0 0 103 103

Total log consumption

1 503

556

2 772

512

5 343

Source: Sawmill Survey (detailed)

Notes:

1. Sawmills producing at least 10 thousand m3 sawnwood (softwood and hardwood).

Table 2.17a Larger mills, 2006-2010: source of softwood logs

Year

Source

Total

 

England

Wales

Scotland

Northern
Ireland

Other
countries

 

per cent of total consumption

2006

24

14

50

6

5

100

2007

23

13

54

5

5

100

2008

24

13

54

5

4

100

2009

22

12

57

7

3

100

2010 

19

13

60

6

2

100

Source: Sawmill Survey (detailed)

Notes:

1. Sawmills producing at least 10 thousand m3 sawnwood (softwood and hardwood).

 

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