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Forestry Statistics 2013 - UK-Grown Timber

Certification

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Respondents to Forestry Commission surveys were asked to report on volumes certified. 72% of non-FC/FS softwood removals in 2012 were from certified sources (Table 2.28). As all Forestry Commission and Forest Service woodland is certified, this equates to 85% of all softwood removals in 2012 from certified sources. 

82% of sawmills' roundwood consumption in 2012 was certified. For round fencing manufacturers, 60% of total softwood consumption was certified.

Table 2.28 Per cent of volume certified, 2003-2012

Year

Removals1 

Sawmills

Round fencing manufacturers

 

Softwood from non-FC/FS woodland

Total softwood removals 

Consumption (softwood and hardwood)

Consumption (softwood)

per cent certified volume

2003

54

82

67

36

2004

73

89

80

58

2005

69

87

76

53

2006

67 85 81 46

2007

74 88 78 54

2008

65 84 82 62

2009 

 68 87 83 51

2010 

73 86 83 62

2011 

 72 86 80 61

2012

72 85 82 60

Source: industry surveys

Notes:

1. For all removals from FC/FS woodland, the source is certified.

Links to Forestry Statistics 2013