Forestry Statistics 2012 - UK-Grown Timber

Sawmills - All Mills

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A total of 186 sawmills processed UK roundwood in 2011 (Table 2.8). Around two thirds of sawmills produced less than five thousand m3 sawnwood (softwood and hardwood) during the year.

Table 2.8 Number of sawmills by size of mill, 2002-2011

Year

Size of mill (total production)1

  Total

 

  < 1

1 - < 5

5 - < 10

10 - < 25

25 - < 50

  50 +

 

2002

92 81 26 24 10 16 249

2003

91 76 22 23 12 16 240

2004

86 67 20 23 10 18 224

2005

85 60 20 19 9 20 213

2006

84 59 19 21 10 20 213

2007

82 54 17 20 12 20 205

2008

76 54 17 20 11 19 197

2009

79 50 14 23 10 19 195

2010

73 52 13 24 8 19 189

2011

71 51 13 23 9 19 186

Source: Sawmill Survey

Notes:

1. Categories are based on total sawnwood production (softwood and hardwood), in thousand m3.

Data: 

Longer time series of the above table are available from the Timber Statistics web page.

Links to Forestry Statistics 2012