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Forestry Statistics 2014 - Finance & Prices

Government expenditure on public forests

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Table 8.4 provides information on net expenditure on public forests by the Forestry Commission in Great Britain. This covers expenditure less income for land that is owned or managed by the Forestry Commission. Other expenditure by the Forestry Commission is covered in Table 8.5.

The Forestry Commission's functions in Wales transferred to a new organisation, Natural Resources Wales (NRW), on 1 April 2013. Figures for Wales in Tables 8.4 and 8.5 relate to expenditure to 31 March 2013 that was incurred by Forestry Commission Wales. Expenditure in Wales from 1 April 2013 is excluded from the tables.

Net expenditure on public forests by the Forestry Commission in 2013-14 totalled £40 million. This comprised £26 million in Scotland and £15 million in England.

Recreation, conservation & heritage accounted for £63 million of the total expenditure in 2013-14, harvesting & haulage for £35 million and other expenditure on public forests for £90 million.

Timber sales generated a total income of £101 million in 2013-14. Recreation, conservation & heritage accounted for a further £21 million and other income from public forests for £26 million.

Table 8.4 Funding public forests - net expenditure1,2,3, 2009-10 - 2013-14

 

 

2009-10

2010-11 

2011-12 

2012- 13 

2013-14

£ million

GB

 

 

 

 

 

 

  Harvesting & haulage

Expenditure 

41.2

43.6 

43.8

43.5

35.1

  Recreation, etc4

Expenditure 

63.4

67.6 

 72.6

66.4

63.3

  Other

Expenditure 

 76.9

89.9 

 92.3

97.9

89.7

  Timber

Income 

-77.4

-91.6 

 -105.7

-101.9

 -100.7

  Recreation, etc4

Income 

-17.6

-19.8 

 -21.8

-20.0

-21.3

  Other

Income 

-24.4

-27.1 

 -25.2

-29.9

 -25.8

  Net expenditure

 

62.1 62.6   56.0 56.0  40.3

England

 

         

  Harvesting & haulage

Expenditure 

12.3 11.7 12.0 10.4 10.9

  Recreation, etc4

Expenditure 

39.4 40.4 42.1 37.9  39.0

  Other

Expenditure

 20.9 24.3 25.7 23.3  29.1

  Timber

Income

-24.5 -29.5 -33.4 -31.3  -35.5

  Recreation, etc4

Income

-14.2 -15.2 -15.0 -14.9  -15.8

  Other

Income

-10.5 -12.9 -12.2 -11.1  -12.9

  Net expenditure

 

23.3  18.9  19.2  14.3  14.8

Wales

 

         

  Harvesting & haulage

Expenditure 

7.0 11.0 9.5 9.9 ..

  Recreation, etc4

Expenditure 

6.6 3.7 3.7 4.0  ..

  Other

Expenditure 

 12.8 13.5 12.5 12.1  ..

  Timber

Income 

 -13.2 -14.1 -13.4 -13.5  ..

  Recreation, etc4

Income 

-1.1 -1.0 -2.0 -0.9  ..

  Other

Income

 -1.5 -3.4 -3.4 -8.1  ..

  Net expenditure

 

10.6  9.8  6.9  3.5  ..

Scotland

 

         

  Harvesting & haulage

Expenditure 

22.0 21.0 22.3 23.2  24.2

  Recreation, etc4

Expenditure 

17.4 23.5 26.8 24.5  24.3

  Other

Expenditure 

 43.2 52.0 54.1 62.5  60.6

  Timber

Income 

-39.7 -48.1 -58.9 -57.1  -65.2

  Recreation, etc4

Income 

-2.3 -3.6 -4.8 -4.2  -5.5

  Other

Income 

-12.4 -10.7 -9.6 -10.7  -12.9

  Net expenditure

 

28.2  34.0  29.9  38.2  25.5

Source: Forestry Commission

Notes:

1.  Forestry Commission expenditure only. Excludes expenditure incurred by other departments.

2.  Excludes notional cost of capital and any surplus/deficit on sale of properties.

3.  Excludes gain on revaluation of biological assets and value of timber felled, that were included for the first time in the 2009-10 Accounts.

4.  Recreation, etc includes conservation and heritage.

..  Denotes data not available; responsibility for forestry in Wales transferred to Natural Resources Wales on 1 April 2013.

 

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