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Forestry Statistics 2014 - UK-Grown Timber

Sawmills - Larger Mills

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Of all softwood sawlogs consumed by larger sawmills in 2013, 58% came from Scotland, 22% from England, 13% from Wales and 5% from Northern Ireland (Tables 2.16 and 2.16a). The remaining 2% were imported from other countries. This was similar to the breakdown by source in previous years.

94% of softwood sawlogs used by Scottish mills in 2013 came from Scotland. The corresponding proportions of mills' log use coming from within the same country were 67% for England, 79% for Wales and 61% for Northern Ireland.

Table 2.16 Larger mills1, 2013: source of softwood logs

Source

England

  Wales

Scotland

Northern
Ireland

        UK

thousand green tonnes

England

1 143

42

177

0

1 361

Wales

276

520

5

0

801

Scotland

282

99

3 085

73

3 539

Northern Ireland

0

0

0

315

315

Total UK logs

1 702

661

3 267

387

6 017

Other countries

0 0 0 126 126

Total log consumption

1 702

661

3 267

513

6 143

Source: Sawmill Survey (detailed)

Notes:

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

Table 2.16a Larger mills1, 2009-2013: source of softwood logs

Year

Source

Total

 

England

Wales

Scotland

Northern
Ireland

Other
countries

 

per cent of total consumption

2009

22

12

57

7

3

100

2010 

19

13

60

6

2

100

2011 

21

13

59

5

2

100

2012

22

13

57

5

2

100

2013

22

13

58

5

2

100

Source: Sawmill Survey (detailed)

Notes:

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

 

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