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Forestry Statistics 2014 - UK-Grown Timber

Sawmills - Larger Mills

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Additional information for 2013 was collected from mills that, based on their responses to previous surveys, were believed to produce more than 10 thousand m3 of sawnwood.

Total softwood consumption by all sawmills covered by the detailed sawmill survey was 6.1 million green tonnes in 2013 (Table 2.15). Sawn softwood production was 3.3 million m3 and other softwood products (chips, bark, sawdust, etc) amounted to 3.2 million tonnes.

Sawmills in Scotland accounted for around one half (53%) of all softwood consumption by larger mills. A further 28% was consumed by mills in England, 11% in Wales and the remaining 8% in Northern Ireland.

Table 2.15 Larger mills1, 2013: softwood consumption and production

 

England

  Wales

Scotland

Northern
Ireland

          UK

Number of mills

17

5

24

3

49

Consumption
(thousand green tonnes)

1 702

661

3 267

513

6 143

Sawnwood production
(thousand m3)

924

329

1 787

280

3 320

Other products
(thousand tonnes)

782

376

1 735

278

3 170

Source: Sawmill Survey (detailed)

Notes:

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

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