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Forestry Statistics 2014 - UK-Grown Timber

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Sawmills and round fencing manufacturers were also asked whether they held a Chain of Custody certificate. 64% of sawmills for which the certification status was known held a Chain of Custody certificate in 2013 (Table 2.29). This proportion varied with size of mill, from 27% for mills producing less than 5 thousand m3 sawnwood to 100% for those producing 25 thousand m3 sawnwood or more. The majority (54%) of round fencing manufacturers for which the certification status was known held a Chain of Custody certificate.

Table 2.29 Chain of custody certificates, 2013

 

Mills holding certificate

Mills without certificate

Certification status not known

         Total1

Sawmills2
(size of mill3)

 

 

 

 

     < 5

10

27

77

114

     5 - < 25

16

5

10

31

     25 +

30

0

2

32

     All sawmills

56 32 89 177

Round fencing manufacturers

13 11 37 61

Source: industry surveys

Notes:

1. Includes non-respondents to survey in current year.

2. For large sawmills (those producing at least 10 thousand m3) that did not report whether or not they held a certificate or did not respond to the 2013 survey, the certification status was obtained from the FSC database, where possible. 

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

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