Forestry Statistics 2011 - UK Grown Timber

Certification

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Respondents to Forestry Commission surveys were asked to report on volumes certified.  72% of non-FC/ FS softwood removals in 2010 were from certified sources.  As all Forestry Commission and Forest Service woodland is certified, this equates to 85% of all softwood removals in 2010 from certified sources. 

83% of sawmills' roundwood consumption and 78% of sawnwood production by sawmills in 2010 was certified.  For round fencing manufacturers, 62% of total softwood consumption was certified.

Table 2.29 Per cent of volume certified, 2002-2010

Year

Removals1 

Sawmills

Round fencing manufacturers

 

Softwood from non-FC/ FS woodland

Total softwood removals 

Consumption (softwood and hardwood)

Production (softwood and hardwood)

Consumption (softwood)

per cent certified volume

2002

40

77

65

62

14

2003

55

81

67

50

36

2004

74

89

80

63

58

2005

68

85

76

71

53

2006

66 85 81 64 46

2007

76 88 78 65 54

2008

64 83 82 75 62

2009 

 68 87 83 77 51

2010 

72 85 83 78 62

Source: industry surveys

Notes:

1. For all removals from FC/ FS woodland, the source is certified.

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