Forestry Statistics 2012 - UK-Grown Timber

Woodfuel and pellets

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An estimated 531 thousand green tonnes (mainly softwood) of woodfuel were supplied by sawmills in 2011 and a further 61 thousand green tonnes were supplied by round fencing manufacturers (Table 2.30). 92% of the total woodfuel supplied was sold to bioenergy.

Table 2.30 Woodfuel supply1 by sawmills and round fencing manufacturers, 2007-2011

 

Sales to bioenergy

Sales as firewood

Used internally for heat/energy

         Total

thousand green tonnes

Sawmills

 

 

 

 

     2007

230

2

5

238

     2008

223 7 13 244

     2009 

346 14 21 381

     2010

416 12 49 478

     2011

491 14 26 531

Round fencing manufacturers

       

     2008

43 12 1 56

     2009 

 45 12 1 58

     2010

53 5 0 58

     2011

56 5 1 61

Source: Sawmill Survey, Survey of Round Fencing Manufacturers

Notes:

1.  Material reported as sales/use for woodfuel, but may have been used for other purposes. 

2.  Sales as firewood and used internally for heat/energy in 2007 only relates to larger sawmills (those producing at least 10 thousand m3 sawnwood).

Links to Forestry Statistics 2012