Forestry Statistics 2012 - UK-Grown Timber

Sawmills - All Mills

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Mills in Scotland consumed around one half (52%) of the 6.0 million green tonnes of softwood delivered to UK sawmills in 2011 (Table 2.12). A further 29% was consumed by mills in England, 11% in Wales and 9% in Northern Ireland.

Table 2.12 Consumption of softwood by country, 2002-2011

Year

England

  Wales

Scotland

Northern
Ireland

        UK

thousand green tonnes

2002

1 362 720 2 167 662 4 912

2003

1 433 777 2 166 662 5 037

2004

1 394 813 2 310 662 5 178

2005

1 416 746 2 349 685 5 196

2006

1 603 757 2 430 686 5 476

2007

1 674 759 2 683 713 5 828

2008

1 533 599 2 415 560 5 107

2009 

1 548 538  2 672 532 5 291

2010

1 694 583 2 913 528 5 719

2011 

1 726 634 3 083 543 5 985

Source: Sawmill Survey

Data: Longer time series of the above table, and for mills in England by region, are available from the Timber Statistics web page.

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