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Comparison of removals and deliveries of UK softwood roundwood

The table below provides a comparison between the figures for removals (obtained from Forestry Commission, Forest Service and Private Sector Removals Survey) and deliveries (obtained from industry surveys and trade associations) of UK softwood roundwood.

Comparison of removals and deliveries of UK softwood roundwood, 2003-2012

Year

FC/FS removals

Non-FC/FS removals

Total removals

Deliveries

Balance1

thousand green tonnes

2003

4 817 3 091 7 907 7 718 189

2004

4 894 3 246 8 141 8 021 119

2005

4 579 3 499 8 077 8 143 -66

2006

4 582 3 661 8 243 8 187 56

2007

4 653 4 083 8 736 8 790 -54

2008

4 415 3 823 8 238 8 187 51

2009 

5 126 3 266 8 392 8 304 88

2010

4 625 4 598 9 224 9 419 -196

2011 

4 870  5 129 9 999 9 722 277

2012

4 836 5 248 10 084 9 831 254

Source: Forestry Commission, Forest Service, industry surveys, industry associations

Notes:

1. The difference between reported removals and deliveries can be caused by variations in the level of stocks between harvesting and delivery to the wood processor, and/or by the differences in data sources and methodologies used to compile removals and deliveries statistics.

The methodology used to estimate the quantity of UK softwood removals from woodland that is not owned or managed by the Forestry Commission (in Great Britain) or the Forest Service (in Northern Ireland) was revised for the release of provisional 2011 estimates in "UK Wood Production and Trade: 2011 provisional figures". Details of the change in methodology and its impact on the figures are available in the "Methodology Review of Softwood Removals from Non-FC/FS Woodland" paper, available at: www.forestry.gov.uk/pdf/rem_methodology_rev2011-12.pdf/$FILE/rem_methodology_rev2011-12.pdf

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