Forestry Statistics 2012 - Finance & Prices

Government expenditure on public forests

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Table 8.4 provides information on net expenditure on public forests by the Forestry Commission in Great Britain. This covers expenditure less income for land that is owned or managed by the Forestry Commission. Other expenditure by the Forestry Commission is covered in Table 8.5.

Net expenditure on public forests by the Forestry Commission in 2011-12 totalled £56 million. This comprised £30 million in Scotland, £19 million in England and £7 million in Wales.

Recreation, conservation & heritage accounted for £73 million of the total expenditure in 2011-12, harvesting & haulage for £44 million and other expenditure on public forests for £92 million.

Timber sales generated a total income of £106 million in 2011-12. Recreation, conservation & heritage accounted for a further £22 million and other income from public forests for £25 million.

Table 8.4 Funding public forests - net expenditure1,2, 2007-08 - 2011-12

 

 

2007-08

2008-09

2009-10

2010-11 

2011-12

£ million

GB

 

 

 

 

 

 

  Harvesting & haulage

Expenditure 

39.5

38.8

41.2

43.6 

43.8

  Recreation, etc3

Expenditure 

59.1

59.8

63.4

67.6 

 72.6

  Other

Expenditure 

 80.0

 81.8

 76.9

89.9 

 92.3

  Timber

Income 

-78.6

-74.3

-77.4

-91.6 

 -105.7

  Recreation, etc3

Income 

-20.8

-20.3

-17.6

-19.8 

 -21.8

  Other

Income 

-19.6

-24.3

-24.4

-27.1 

 -25.2

  Net expenditure

 

59.6 61.5 62.1 62.6   56.0

England

 

         

  Harvesting & haulage

Expenditure 

11.9 12.0 12.3 11.7  12.0

  Recreation, etc3

Expenditure 

30.0 32.0 39.4 40.4  42.1

  Other

Expenditure

 29.6  29.3  20.9 24.3  25.7

  Timber

Income

-26.3 -25.0 -24.5 -29.5  -33.4

  Recreation, etc3

Income

-14.7 -16.4 -14.2 -15.2  -15.0

  Other

Income

-10.2 -9.4 -10.5 -12.9  -12.2

  Net expenditure

 

20.3 22.6 23.3  18.9  19.2

Wales

 

         

  Harvesting & haulage

Expenditure 

6.3 6.5 7.0 11.0  9.5

  Recreation, etc3

Expenditure 

7.9 8.1 6.6 3.7  3.7

  Other

Expenditure 

 11.4  11.6  12.8 13.5  12.5

  Timber

Income 

 -10.2  -12.1  -13.2 -14.1  -13.4

  Recreation, etc3

Income 

-1.6 -1.1 -1.1 -1.0  -2.0

  Other

Income

 -2.4  -1.8  -1.5 -3.4  -3.4

  Net expenditure

 

11.5 11.2 10.6  9.8  6.9

Scotland

 

         

  Harvesting & haulage

Expenditure 

21.2 20.2 22.0 21.0  22.3

  Recreation, etc3

Expenditure 

21.2 19.8 17.4 23.5  26.8

  Other

Expenditure 

 39.0  40.9  43.2 52.0  54.1

  Timber

Income 

-42.1 -37.3 -39.7 -48.1  -58.9

  Recreation, etc3

Income 

-4.5 -2.8 -2.3 -3.6  -4.8

  Other

Income 

-7.0 -13.1 -12.4 -10.7  -9.6

  Net expenditure

 

27.8 27.7 28.2  34.0  29.9

Source: Forestry Commission

Notes:

1.  Excludes notional cost of capital and any surplus/deficit on sale of properties.

2.  Excludes gain on revaluation of biological assets and value of timber felled, that were included for the first time in the 2009-10 Accounts.

3.  Recreation, etc includes conservation and heritage.

 

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