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Forestry Statistics 2014 - UK-Grown Timber

Sawmills - Larger Mills

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In 2013, 34% of sawn softwood produced by larger sawmills was used for fencing, 32% for packaging and pallets, 29% for construction, and the remaining 5% went to all other markets (Tables 2.17 and 2.17a). 

Table 2.17 Larger mills1, 2013: sawn softwood product markets

Product market

England

  Wales

Scotland

Northern
Ireland

        UK

per cent of total product markets

Construction

15

22

36

41

29

Fencing

51

27

26

39

34

Packaging/ pallets

28

48

33

20

32

Other

6

3

5

0

5

Total

100

100

100

100

100

Source: Sawmill Survey (detailed)

Notes:

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

 

Table 2.17a Larger mills1, 2009-2013: sawn softwood product markets

Year

Product market

Total

 

Construction

Fencing

Packaging/
pallets

Other

 

per cent of total product markets

2009

30

35

35

1

100

2010 

31

36

32

2

100

2011 

28

36

33

3

100

2012 

29

34

32

4

100

2013

29

34

32

5

100

Source: Sawmill Survey (detailed)

Notes:

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

Links to Forestry Statistics 2014