Forestry Statistics 2011 - UK Grown Timber

Sawmills - Larger Mills

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Additional information for 2010 was collected from mills that, based on their responses to previous surveys, were believed to produce more than 10 thousand m3 of sawnwood.

Total softwood consumption by all sawmills covered by the detailed sawmill survey was 5.3 million green tonnes. Sawn softwood production was 2.8 million m3 and other softwood products (chips, bark, sawdust, etc) amounted to 2.7 million tonnes.

Sawmills in Scotland accounted for around half (52%) of all softwood consumption by larger mills.  A further 28% was consumed by mills in England, 10% in Wales and the remaining 10% in Northern Ireland.

Table 2.16 Larger mills1, 2010: softwood consumption and production

 

England

  Wales

Scotland

Northern
Ireland

          UK

Number of mills

16

6

26

3

51

Consumption
(thousand green tonnes)

1 503

556

2 772

512

5 343

Sawnwood production
(thousand m3)

818

276

1 480

267

2 841

Other products
(thousand tonnes)

698

318

1 453

265

2 734

Source: Sawmill Survey (detailed)

Notes:

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

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