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Forestry Statistics 2015 - UK-Grown Timber

Sawmills - All Mills

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Mills in Scotland consumed over one half (53%) of the 6.9 million green tonnes of softwood delivered to UK sawmills in 2014 (Table 2.12). A further 29% was consumed by mills in England, 10% in Wales and 8% in Northern Ireland.

Table 2.12 Consumption of softwood by country, 2005-2014

Year

England

  Wales

Scotland

Northern
Ireland

        UK

thousand green tonnes

2005

1 416 746 2 349 685 5 196

2006

1 603 757 2 430 686 5 476

2007

1 674 759 2 683 713 5 828

2008

1 533 599 2 415 560 5 107

2009 

1 548 538  2 672 532 5 291

2010

1 694 583 2 913 528 5 719

2011 

1 726 634 3 082 543 5 984

2012

1 821 654 3 195 528 6 198

2013

1 879 702 3 420 532 6 532

2014

1 982 711 3 661 530 6 884

Source: Sawmill Survey

Data: Longer time series of the above table, and for mills in England by region, are available from the Timber Statistics web page.

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