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Forestry Statistics 2015 - UK-Grown Timber

Sawmills - All Mills

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A total of 174 sawmills processed UK roundwood in 2014 (Table 2.8). Around three quarters (71%) of sawmills produced less than 10 thousand m3 sawnwood (softwood and hardwood) during the year.

Over the past ten years, there has been a reduction in the number of mills producing less than 25 thousand m3 sawnwood, while the number of larger mills has increased slightly.

Table 2.8 Number of sawmills by size of mill, 2005-2014

Year

Size of mill (total production)1

  Total

 

  < 1

1 - < 5

5 - < 10

10 - < 25

25 - < 50

50- < 100

 100+

 

2005

85 60 20 19 9 14 6 213

2006

84 59 19 21 10 13  7 213

2007

82 54 17 20 12 12  8 205

2008

76 54 17 20 11 12  7 197

2009

79 50 14 23 10 11  8 195

2010

73 52 13 24 8 10  9 189

2011

70 51 13 23 9 8  11 185

2012

69 49 14 19 11 8  11 181

2013

67 46 14 17 13 6  13 176

2014

69 41 14 17 13 8  12 174

Source: Sawmill Survey

Notes:

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

Data: Longer time series of the above table are available from the Timber Statistics web page.

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