Forestry Statistics 2011 - UK Grown Timber

Sawmills - All Mills

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Sawmills consumed a total of 5.7 million green tonnes of softwood in 2010, an increase of 8% from the 2009 figure.  Over the same period, hardwood consumption decreased by 1%, to 94 thousand green tonnes in 2010.

Table 2.8 Consumption and production by UK sawmills, 2001-2010

Year

Softwood

Hardwood

consumption: thousand green tonnes, production: thousand m3 sawnwood

 

Consumption of

Production

Consumption of

Production

 

UK grown

Imported

 Total

 

UK grown

Imported

 Total

 

2001

4 598 239 4 838 2 583 183 17 200 97

2002

4 677 235 4 912 2 619 162 18 180 91

2003

4 812 225 5 037 2 669 138 18 157 81

2004

4 953 226 5 178 2 722 92 28 120 60

2005

4 924 272 5 196 2 727 72 34 106 53

2006

5 210 266 5 476 2 859 64 22 85 45

2007

5 565 263 5 828 3 079 66 19 85 44

2008

4 933 174 5 107 2 755 66 20 86 44

2009 

5 133 158 5 291 2 809 76 19 95 48

2010

5 616 103 5 719 3 053 75 19 94 48

Source: Sawmill Survey

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