Forestry Statistics 2012 - UK-Grown Timber

Sawmills - Larger Mills

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Of all softwood sawlogs consumed by larger sawmills in 2011, 59% came from Scotland, 21% from England, 13% from Wales and 5% from Northern Ireland (Tables 2.16 and 2.16a). The remaining 2% were imported from other countries. This was similar to the breakdown by source in previous years.

95% of softwood sawlogs used by Scottish mills in 2011 came from Scotland. The corresponding proportions of mills' log use coming from within the same country were 63% for England, 78% for Wales and 56% for Northern Ireland.

Table 2.16 Larger mills1, 2011: source of softwood logs

Source

England

  Wales

Scotland

Northern
Ireland

        UK

thousand green tonnes

England

964

58

149

0

1 171

Wales

233

477

1

0

710

Scotland

338

78

2 794

109

3 319

Northern Ireland

0

0

0

292

292

Total UK logs

1 535

612

2 944

401

5 492

Other countries

0 0 0 125 125

Total log consumption

1 535

612

2 944

526

5 617

Source: Sawmill Survey (detailed)

Notes:

1. Sawmills producing at least 10 thousand m3 sawnwood (softwood and hardwood).

Table 2.16a Larger mills, 2007-2011: source of softwood logs

Year

Source

Total

 

England

Wales

Scotland

Northern
Ireland

Other
countries

 

per cent of total consumption

2007

23

13

54

5

5

100

2008

24

13

54

5

4

100

2009

22

12

57

7

3

100

2010 

19

13

60

6

2

100

2011 

21

13

59

5

2

100

Source: Sawmill Survey (detailed)

Notes:

1. Sawmills producing at least 10 thousand m3 sawnwood (softwood and hardwood).

 

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