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Forestry Statistics 2013 - Finance & Prices

Government expenditure on public forests

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Table 8.4 provides information on net expenditure on public forests by the Forestry Commission in Great Britain. This covers expenditure less income for land that is owned or managed by the Forestry Commission. Other expenditure by the Forestry Commission is covered in Table 8.5.

The Forestry Commission's functions in Wales transferred to a new organisation, Natural Resources Wales (NRW), on 1 April 2013. Figures for Wales in Tables 8.4 and 8.5 relate to expenditure to 31 March 2013 that was incurred by Forestry Commission Wales.

Net expenditure on public forests by the Forestry Commission in 2012-13 totalled £56 million. This comprised £38 million in Scotland, £14 million in England and £4 million in Wales.

Recreation, conservation & heritage accounted for £67 million of the total expenditure in 2012-13, harvesting & haulage for £44 million and other expenditure on public forests for £98 million.

Timber sales generated a total income of £102 million in 2012-13. Recreation, conservation & heritage accounted for a further £20 million and other income from public forests for £30 million.

Table 8.4 Funding public forests - net expenditure1,2, 2008-09 - 2012-13

 

 

2008-09

2009-10

2010-11 

2011-12 

2012-13

£ million

GB

 

 

 

 

 

 

  Harvesting & haulage

Expenditure 

38.8

41.2

43.6 

43.8

43.5

  Recreation, etc3

Expenditure 

59.8

63.4

67.6 

 72.6

 66.5

  Other

Expenditure 

 81.8

 76.9

89.9 

 92.3

 97.7

  Timber

Income 

-74.3

-77.4

-91.6 

 -105.7

 -101.9

  Recreation, etc3

Income 

-20.3

-17.6

-19.8 

 -21.8

 -20.1

  Other

Income 

-24.3

-24.4

-27.1 

 -25.2

 -29.8

  Net expenditure

 

61.5 62.1 62.6   56.0  55.9

England

 

         

  Harvesting & haulage

Expenditure 

12.0 12.3 11.7 12.0  10.4

  Recreation, etc3

Expenditure 

32.0 39.4 40.4 42.1  37.9

  Other

Expenditure

 29.3  20.9 24.3 25.7  23.3

  Timber

Income

-25.0 -24.5 -29.5 -33.4  -31.3

  Recreation, etc3

Income

-16.4 -14.2 -15.2 -15.0  -14.9

  Other

Income

-9.4 -10.5 -12.9 -12.2  -11.1

  Net expenditure

 

22.6 23.3  18.9  19.2  14.3

Wales

 

         

  Harvesting & haulage

Expenditure 

6.5 7.0 11.0 9.5  9.9

  Recreation, etc3

Expenditure 

8.1 6.6 3.7 3.7  4.0

  Other

Expenditure 

 11.6  12.8 13.5 12.5  12.1

  Timber

Income 

 -12.1  -13.2 -14.1 -13.4  -13.5

  Recreation, etc3

Income 

-1.1 -1.1 -1.0 -2.0  -0.9

  Other

Income

 -1.8  -1.5 -3.4 -3.4  -8.1

  Net expenditure

 

11.2 10.6  9.8  6.9  3.5

Scotland

 

         

  Harvesting & haulage

Expenditure 

20.2 22.0 21.0 22.3  23.2

  Recreation, etc3

Expenditure 

19.8 17.4 23.5 26.8  24.6

  Other

Expenditure 

 40.9  43.2 52.0 54.1  62.3

  Timber

Income 

-37.3 -39.7 -48.1 -58.9  -57.1

  Recreation, etc3

Income 

-2.8 -2.3 -3.6 -4.8  -4.3

  Other

Income 

-13.1 -12.4 -10.7 -9.6  -10.6

  Net expenditure

 

27.7 28.2  34.0  29.9  38.1

Source: Forestry Commission

Notes:

1.  Excludes notional cost of capital and any surplus/deficit on sale of properties.

2.  Excludes gain on revaluation of biological assets and value of timber felled, that were included for the first time in the 2009-10 Accounts.

3.  Recreation, etc includes conservation and heritage.

 

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