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Forestry Statistics 2013 - UK-Grown Timber

Sawmills - Larger Mills

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Of all softwood sawlogs consumed by larger sawmills in 2012, 57% came from Scotland, 22% from England, 13% from Wales and 5% from Northern Ireland (Tables 2.16 and 2.16a). The remaining 2% were imported from other countries. This was similar to the breakdown by source in previous years.

95% of softwood sawlogs used by Scottish mills in 2012 came from Scotland. The corresponding proportions of mills' log use coming from within the same country were 66% for England, 80% for Wales and 62% for Northern Ireland.

Table 2.16 Larger mills1, 2012: source of softwood logs

Source

England

  Wales

Scotland

Northern
Ireland

        UK

thousand green tonnes

England

1 090

54

141

0

1 285

Wales

277

485

5

0

767

Scotland

278

71

2 893

72

3 314

Northern Ireland

0

0

0

315

315

Total UK logs

1 646

610

3 039

386

5 681

Other countries

0 0 0 124 124

Total log consumption

1 646

610

3 039

511

5 805

Source: Sawmill Survey (detailed)

Notes:

1. Sawmills producing at least 10 thousand m3 sawnwood (softwood and hardwood).

Table 2.16a Larger mills, 2008-2012: source of softwood logs

Year

Source

Total

 

England

Wales

Scotland

Northern
Ireland

Other
countries

 

per cent of total consumption

2008

24

13

54

5

4

100

2009

22

12

57

7

3

100

2010 

19

13

60

6

2

100

2011 

21

13

59

5

2

100

2012

22

13

57

5

2

100

Source: Sawmill Survey (detailed)

Notes:

1. Sawmills producing at least 10 thousand m3 sawnwood (softwood and hardwood).

 

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