Forestry Statistics 2012 - UK-Grown Timber

Sawmills - All Mills

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The majority of the 186 active sawmills in 2011 (96) were in England, 65 were in Scotland, 16 in Wales and 9 in Northern Ireland (Table 2.9).

Table 2.9 Number of sawmills by country, 2002-2011

Year

England

  Wales

Scotland

Northern
Ireland

        UK

2002

130 23 81 15 249

2003

124 22 79 15 240

2004

113 21 75 15 224

2005

108 20 71 14 213

2006

108 21 71 13 213

2007

105 20 70 10 205

2008

103 18 68 8 197

2009

101 17 68 9 195

2010

98 17 65 9 189

2011 

 96  16 65 9   186

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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