Forestry Statistics 2012 - UK-Grown Timber

Sawmills - All Mills

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Nearly two thirds of the 186 active sawmills in 2011 processed softwood only (Table 2.10). A further 30% processed both softwood and hardwood, and the remaining 5% processed only hardwood.

Table 2.10 Number of sawmills by type of wood sawn, 2002-2011

Year

Softwood only

Hardwood only

        Both

      Total

2002

160 22 67 249

2003

154 20 66 240

2004

143 18 63 224

2005

142 16 55 213

2006

142 19 52 213

2007

134 16 55 205

2008

134 12 51 197

2009 

 130 10 55 195

2010

122 10 57 189

2011

121 10 55 186

Source: Sawmill Survey

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