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Forestry Statistics 2015 - UK-Grown Timber

Sawmills - Larger Mills

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Of all softwood sawlogs consumed by larger sawmills in 2014, 58% came from Scotland, 22% from England, 13% from Wales and 4% from Northern Ireland (Tables 2.16 and 2.16a). The remaining 2% were imported from other countries. This was similar to the breakdown by source in previous years.

96% of softwood sawlogs used by Scottish mills in 2014 came from Scotland. The corresponding proportions of mills' log use coming from within the same country were 68% for England, 84% for Wales and 55% for Northern Ireland.

Table 2.16 Larger mills1, 2014: source of softwood logs

Source

England

  Wales

Scotland

Northern
Ireland

        UK

thousand green tonnes

England

1 244

51

134

0

1 430

Wales

311

560

0

0

871

Scotland

267

56

3 389

72

3 784

Northern Ireland

0

0

0

282

282

Total UK logs

1 823

667

3 523

354

6 367

Other countries

0 0 0 159 159

Total log consumption

1 823

667

3 523

513

6 526

Source: Sawmill Survey (detailed)

Notes:

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

Table 2.16a Larger mills1, 2010-2014: source of softwood logs

Year

Source

Total

 

England

Wales

Scotland

Northern
Ireland

Other
countries

 

per cent of total softwood consumption

2010 

19

13

60

6

2

100

2011 

21

13

59

5

2

100

2012

22

13

57

5

2

100

2013

22

13

58

5

2

100

2014

22

 13

58

4

2

100

Source: Sawmill Survey (detailed)

Notes:

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

 

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