Forestry Statistics 2011 - UK Grown Timber

Woodfuel and pellets

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An estimated 478 thousand green tonnes (mainly softwood) of woodfuel were supplied by sawmills in 2010 and a further 58 thousand green tonnes were supplied by round fencing manufacturers.  88% of the total woodfuel supplied was sold to bioenergy.

Table 2.31 Woodfuel supply by sawmills and round fencing manufacturers, 2006-2010

 

Sales to bioenergy

Sales as firewood

Used internally for heat/ energy

         Total

thousand green tonnes

Sawmills

 

 

 

 

     2006

226

1

10

237

     2007

230

2

5

238

     2008

223 7 13 244

     2009 

346 14 21 381

     2010

416 12 49 478

Round fencing manufacturers

       

     2008

43 12 1 56

     2009 

 45 12 1 58

     2010

53 5 0 58

Source: Sawmill Survey, Survey of Round Fencing Manufacturers

Notes:

1.  Material reported as sales/ use for woodfuel, but may have been used for other purposes. 

2.  Sales as firewood and used internally for heat/ energy in 2006 and 2007 only relates to larger sawmills (those producing at least 10 thousand m3 sawnwood).

Links to Forestry Statistics 2011