Forestry Statistics 2012 - UK-Grown Timber

Wood production

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Information on removals from Forestry Commission (FC) and Forest Service (FS) woodlands is extracted from administrative systems.

A total of 4.9 million green tonnes of softwood was removed from FC/FS woodlands in 2011, a 5% increase from the 2010 figure (Table 2.3). Over one half (53%) of FC/FS softwood removals in 2011 occurred in Scotland, 24% in England, 14% in Wales and 9% in Northern Ireland. 

Table 2.3 FC/FS softwood removals by country, 2002-2011

Year

England

  Wales

Scotland

Northern
Ireland

        UK

thousand green tonnes

2002

1 103 894 2 268 385 4 650

2003

1 107 880 2 405 424 4 817

2004

1 204 783 2 527 380 4 894

2005

1 165 673 2 388 353 4 579

2006

1 152 612 2 454 364 4 582

2007

1 211 584 2 496 363 4 653

2008

1 100 556 2 362 398 4 415

2009

1 213 717 2 773 423 5 126

2010

1 142 644 2 434 405 4 625

2011 

1 185 689 2 566 430 4 870

Source: Forestry Commission, Forest Service.

Data: Longer time series of the above table, including estimates for hardwood removals and for removals from non-FC/FS woodlands are available from the Timber Statistics web page.

 

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