Forestry Statistics 2011 - UK Grown Timber

Wood production

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A total of 9.6 million green tonnes of softwood was produced in the UK in 2010. This was an increase of 12% from the previous year.  UK hardwood production totalled 0.5 million green tonnes in 2010.

FC/ FS woodlands accounted for 48% of softwood production but only 13% of hardwood production.

Table 2.1 Wood production, 2001-2010

Year

Softwood

Hardwood1

 

FC/ FS
woodland

Non-FC/ FS
woodland

Total
softwood

FC/ FS
woodland

Non-FC/ FS
woodland

Total
hardwood

thousand green tonnes

2001

4 604

2 891

7 494

145

486

632

2002

4 650

2 972

7 622

118

502

620

2003

4 817

3 491

8 308

117

445

562

2004

4 894

3 618

8 512

113

399

513

2005

4 579

3 894

8 473

101

492

593

2006

4 582

3 917

8 499

45

392

438

2007

4 653

4 369

9 022

40

400

440

2008

4 415

4 016

8 432

43

388

431

2009

5 126

3 434

8 560

87

449

536

2010 

4 625

4 941

9 567

70

465

535

Source: Forestry Commission, Forest Service, industry surveys, industry associations.

Notes:

1. Most hardwood production in the UK comes from non-FC/ FS woodland; the figures are estimates based on reported deliveries to wood processing industries and others.

Data: 

Longer time series of the above table, including estimates by country (England/ Scotland/ Wales/ Northern Ireland) are available from the Timber Statistics web page.

 

In addition, an estimated 0.1 million green tonnes of softwood brash and stumps were removed from UK woodlands in 2010.

 

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