Forestry Statistics 2012 - UK-Grown Timber

Miscellaneous products

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Softwood

Data for softwood fencing are obtained from the Survey of Round Fencing Manufacturers. Figures for other uses are reported by manufacturers or are estimated by representatives of the wood processing industries.

Around 900 thousand green tonnes of UK softwood were estimated to have been used directly for woodfuel (including biomass energy) in 2011, a decrease of 14% from the previous year (Table 2.24). A further 363 thousand green tonnes of UK softwood were consumed by round fencing manufacturers and 145 thousand green tonnes for other uses in 2011.

Table 2.24 Miscellaneous uses of UK softwood roundwood, 2002-2011

Year

Fencing

Woodfuel1

Other2

     Total

thousand green tonnes

2002

289 100 29 418

2003

264 100 45 409

2004

272 100 79 451

2005

317 100 95 512

2006

274 100 114 488

2007

319 200 113 633

2008

359 300 128 787

2009

367 650 160  1 178

2010

349 1 050 135 1 534

2011 

363 900 145 1 408

Source: Survey of Round Fencing Manufacturers, industry associations.

Notes:

1. Woodfuel reported here is derived from stemwood, and from 2007 include estimated roundwood use for biomass energy. The figures include estimates by the Expert Group on Timber and Trade Statistics, and from 2008 made use of woodfuel data reported in the Private Sector Softwood Removals Survey.

2. Includes shavings, poles and woodwool.


Hardwood

An estimated 400 thousand green tonnes of UK hardwood were used for woodfuel (including biomass energy) in 2011. A further 30 thousand green tonnes were estimated to have been consumed by round fencing manufacturers and 29 thousand green tonnes for other uses, including exports.

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