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Forestry Statistics 2013 - UK-Grown Timber

Deliveries of UK-grown roundwood

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There was a total of 0.5 million green tonnes of UK hardwood deliveries in 2012 (Table 2.6). The majority of UK hardwood deliveries (75% in 2012) were used for woodfuel.

Table 2.6 Deliveries of UK-grown hardwood, 2003-2012

Year

Sawmills

Pulp mills

Wood-based
panels

Woodfuel1

Other2

     Total

thousand green tonnes

2003

138 215 4 150 55 562

2004

92 214 2 150 55 513

2005

72 214 2 250 55 593

2006

64 54 1 250 70 438

2007

66 0 5 300 69 440

2008

66 0 2 300 63 431

2009 

76 0 1 400 59 536

2010 

75 0 1 400 59 535

2011 

81 0 1 400 59 541

2012

75 0 2 400 55 532

Source: industry surveys, industry associations.

Notes:

1. Woodfuel reported here is derived from stemwood, and from 2007 includes estimated roundwood use for biomass energy. The figures are estimated by the Expert Group on Timber and Trade Statistics. The apparent increase in woodfuel from 2004 to 2005 reflects a new estimate of the level of hardwood deliveries for woodfuel and should not be interpreted as an increase in a single year. Woodfuel includes wood for charcoal; charcoal production in the UK is estimated to be about 5 thousand tonnes, with about 7 green tonnes of wood required to make one tonne of charcoal.

2. Includes round fencing and roundwood exports. Quantities for hardwood fencing and some other uses are estimates by the Expert Group on Timber and Trade Statistics.

 

Figure 2.2 Deliveries of UK-grown hardwood

Figure 2.2 Deliveries of UK grown hardwood

Source: industry surveys, industry associations.

Notes:

1. Other includes woodfuel, round fencing and roundwood exports.

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