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Forestry Statistics 2014 - UK-Grown Timber

Sawmills - All Mills

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A total of 177 sawmills processed UK roundwood in 2013 (Table 2.8). Around three quarters (72%) of sawmills produced less than 10 thousand m3 sawnwood (softwood and hardwood) during the year.

Over the past ten years, there has been a reduction in the number of mills producing less than 25 thousand m3 sawnwood, while the number of larger mills has increased.

Table 2.8 Number of sawmills by size of mill, 2004-2013

Year

Size of mill (total production)1

  Total

 

  < 1

1 - < 5

5 - < 10

10 - < 25

25 - < 50

  50 +

 

2004

86 67 20 23 10 18 224

2005

85 60 20 19 9 20 213

2006

84 59 19 21 10 20 213

2007

82 54 17 20 12 20 205

2008

76 54 17 20 11 19 197

2009

79 50 14 23 10 19 195

2010

73 52 13 24 8 19 189

2011

70 51 13 23 9 19 185

2012

69 49 14 19 11 19 181

2013

68 46 14 17 13 19 177

Source: Sawmill Survey

Notes:

1. Categories are based on total sawnwood production (softwood and hardwood), in thousand m3.

Data: Longer time series of the above table are available from the Timber Statistics web page.

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