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Forestry Statistics 2013 - UK-Grown Timber

Sawmills - All Mills

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UK sawmills produced a total of 3.4 million cubic metres of sawn softwood in 2012, a 4% increase from the 2011 figure (Table 2.13).

Sawmills with total annual sawnwood production of 10 thousand cubic metres or more accounted for 94% of the total sawn softwood produced by sawmills in 2012.

Table 2.13 Production of sawn 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 cubic metres

2003

16 142 130 328 443 1 610 2 669

2004

17 126 119 331 368 1 761 2 722

2005

17 116 121 278 317 1 877 2 727

2006

17 118 128 326 359 1 911 2 859

2007

17 109 111 315 437 2 090 3 079

2008

18 116 104 315 369 1 834 2 755

2009 

20 108 89 352 326 1 914  2 809

2010 

19 109 84 395 304 2 143 3 053

2011 

18 105 86 374 335 2 309 3 227

2012

18 103 95 314 393 2 438 3 361

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.

Links to Forestry Statistics 2013