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Forestry Statistics 2013 - UK-Grown Timber

Sawmills - Larger Mills

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There were estimated to be 3.0 thousand full-time equivalent staff employed directly by sawmills producing at least 10 thousand m3 of sawnwood in 2012 (Table 2.19). This represented a 2% increase on the total for 2011.

Table 2.19 Larger mills1, 2012: sawmill employment

Employment type

England

  Wales

Scotland

Northern
Ireland

        UK

full-time equivalents

Direct

 

 

 

 

 

  Line & production workers

840

233

1 230

254

2 557

  Managerial & administrative staff

152

30

165

76

423

  Haulage of logs to the mill

30

1

31

4

66

  Total direct employment

1 021

264

1 426

334

3 045

Others2

         

  Line & production workers

38 6 25 0 69

  Managerial & administrative staff

1 0 0 0 1

Total contract employment

39 6 25 0 70

 Source: Sawmill Survey (detailed)

Notes:

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

2. Excludes haulage employment on contract.

 

Table 2.19a Larger mills, 2008-2012: sawmill employment

Employment

Line & production workers

  Managerial & administrative
staff

Haulage of logs to the mill

        Total employment

full-time equivalents

Direct

 

 

 

 

2008

2 115

393

47

2 555

2009

2 189

419

56

2 664

  2010

 2 441

 447

 69

 2 957

2011

2 486

435

71

2 992

2012

2 557

423

66

3 045

Others2

       

2008

36 8  .. 44

2009

65 10  .. 75

2010

122 4 .. 126

  2011

86 3 .. 89

2012

69 1 .. 70

 Source: Sawmill Survey (detailed)

Notes:

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

2. Excludes haulage employment on contract.

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