Forestry Statistics 2011 - Finance & Prices

Government expenditure on public forests

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Net expenditure on public forests by the Forestry Commission in 2010-11 totalled £63 million.  This comprised £34 million in Scotland, £19 million in England and £10 million in Wales.

Recreation, conservation & heritage accounted for £68 million of the total expenditure in 2010-11, harvesting & haulage for £44 million and other expenditure on public forests for £90 million.

Timber sales generated a total income of £92 million in 2010-11.  Recreation, conservation & heritage accounted for a further £20 million and other income from public forests for £27 million.

Table 8.4 Funding public forests - net expenditure1,2, 2006-07 - 2010-11

 

 

2006-07

2007-08

2008-09

2009-10

2010-11

£ million

GB

 

 

 

 

 

 

  Harvesting & haulage

Expenditure 

39.3

39.5

38.8

41.2

43.6

  Recreation, etc3

Expenditure 

54.8

59.1

59.8

63.4

67.6

  Other

Expenditure 

 73.8

 80.0

 81.8

 76.9

 89.9

  Timber

Income 

-65.8

-78.6

-74.3

-77.4

-91.6

  Recreation, etc3

Income 

-19.8

-20.8

-20.3

-17.6

-19.8

  Other

Income 

-18.4

-19.6

-24.3

-24.4

-27.1

  Net expenditure

 

64.0 59.6 61.5 62.1 62.6

England

 

         

  Harvesting & haulage

Expenditure 

11.1 11.9 12.0 12.3 11.7

  Recreation, etc3

Expenditure 

30.0 30.0 32.0 39.4 40.4

  Other

Expenditure

 26.2  29.6  29.3  20.9  24.3

  Timber

Income

-20.3 -26.3 -25.0 -24.5 -29.5

  Recreation, etc3

Income

-14.3 -14.7 -16.4 -14.2 -15.2

  Other

Income

-9.6 -10.2 -9.4 -10.5 -12.9

  Net expenditure

 

23.1 20.3 22.6 23.3 18.9

Wales

 

         

  Harvesting & haulage

Expenditure 

6.4 6.3 6.5 7.0 11.0

  Recreation, etc3

Expenditure 

7.8 7.9 8.1 6.6 3.7

  Other

Expenditure 

 12.5  11.4  11.6  12.8  13.5

  Timber

Income 

 -8.7  -10.2  -12.1  -13.2  -14.1

  Recreation, etc3

Income 

-1.9 -1.6 -1.1 -1.1 -1.0

  Other

Income

-1.6  -2.4  -1.8  -1.5  -3.4

  Net expenditure

 

14.4 11.5 11.2 10.6 9.8

Scotland

 

         

  Harvesting & haulage

Expenditure 

21.8 21.2 20.2 22.0 21.0

  Recreation, etc3

Expenditure 

17.0 21.2 19.8 17.4 23.5

  Other

Expenditure 

 35.2  39.0  40.9  43.2  52.0

  Timber

Income 

-36.7 -42.1 -37.3 -39.7 -48.1

  Recreation, etc3

Income 

-3.6 -4.5 -2.8 -2.3 -3.6

  Other

Income 

-7.2 -7.0 -13.1 -12.4 -10.7

  Net expenditure

 

26.6 27.8 27.7 28.2 34.0

Source: Forestry Commission

Notes:

1.  Excludes notional cost of capital and any surplus/ deficit on sale of properties.

2.  Excludes gain on revaluation of biological assets and value of timber felled, that were included for the first time in the 2009-10 Accounts.

3.  Recreation, etc includes conservation and heritage.

 

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