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Forestry Statistics 2013 - UK-Grown Timber

Sawmills - All Mills

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Despite accounting for only around one quarter of all sawmills (see Table 2.8), those with total annual sawnwood production of 10 thousand cubic metres or more accounted for 94% of the total softwood consumed by sawmills in 2012 (Table 2.11).

Table 2.11 Consumption of softwood by size of mill, 2003-2012

Year

Size of mill (total production)1

  Total

 

  < 1

1 - < 5

5 - < 10

10 - < 25

25 - < 50

  50 +

 
thousand green tonnes

2003

29 239 227 598 835 3 110 5 037

2004

31 218 216 630 686 3 397 5 178

2005

29 230 232 518 579 3 607 5 196

2006

29 200 243 613 661 3 730 5 476

2007

30 184 203 585 840 3 985 5 828

2008

31 197 190 599 660 3 430 5 107

2009 

35 183 163 664 577 3 668  5 291

2010 

33 188 155 744 537 4 062 5 719

2011

32 180 156 685 615 4 316 5 984

2012

33 176 184 539 738 4 528 6 198

Source: Sawmill Survey

Notes:

1. Categories are based on total sawnwood production (softwood and hardwood), in thousand m3.

Data: Longer time series of the above table are available from the Timber Statistics web page.

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