Forestry Statistics 2011 - UK Grown Timber

Sawmills - Larger Mills

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In 2010, 36% of sawn softwood produced by larger sawmills was used for fencing, 32% for packaging and pallets, 31% for construction, and the remaining 2% went to all other markets. 

Table 2.18 Larger mills1, 2010: sawn softwood product markets

Product market

England

  Wales

Scotland

Northern
Ireland

        UK

per cent of total product markets

Construction

21

17

38

34

31

Fencing

49

30

28

43

36

Packaging/ pallets

28

48

33

21

32

Other

2

5

1

1

2

Total

100

100

100

100

100

Source: Sawmill Survey (detailed)

Notes:

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

Table 2.18a Larger mills, 2006-2010: sawn softwood product markets

Year

Product market

Total

 

Construction

Fencing

Packaging/
pallets

Other

 

per cent of total product markets

2006

34

38

28

1

100

2007

35

38

26

1

100

2008

33

36

29

2

100

2009

30

35

35

1

100

2010 

31

36

32

2

100

Source: Sawmill Survey (detailed)

Notes:

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

Links to Forestry Statistics 2011