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Forestry Statistics 2015 - UK-Grown Timber

Sawmills - All Mills

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2.0 million cubic metres (53%) of sawn softwood was produced by sawmills in Scotland in 2014 (Table 2.14). A further 29% was produced by mills in England, 10% in Wales and the remaining 8% in Northern Ireland.

Whilst production of sawn softwood by mills in Scotland and England had recovered following the financial crisis to exceeded their 2007 peak levels by 2010, production by mills in Wales and Northern Ireland continues to remain lower.

Table 2.14 Production of sawn softwood by country, 2005-2014

Year

England

  Wales

Scotland

Northern
Ireland

        UK

thousand cubic metres

2005

746 368 1 247 365 2 727

2006

853 378 1 297 332 2 859

2007

884 385 1 452 359 3 079

2008

846 303 1 313 293 2 755

2009 

 860 267  1 413 268 2 809

2010 

927 291 1 560 275 3 053

2011 

954 316 1 666 291 3 227

2012

1 001 326 1 747 288 3 361

2013

1 026 349 1 873 289 3 536

2014

1 091 354 1 985 286 3 716

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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