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Forestry Statistics 2015 - UK-Grown Timber

Certification

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Respondents to Forestry Commission surveys were asked to report on volumes certified. 73% of private sector softwood removals in 2014 were from certified sources (Table 2.28). The percentage of private sector softwood removals that are certified has fluctuated over recent years, reflecting a general reduction in the level of certification amongst smaller estates and an increase in production from larger estates.

As nearly all removals from Forestry Commission, Natural Resources Wales and Forest Service woodland are certified, this equates to around 84% of all softwood removals in 2014 from certified sources. 

80% of sawmills' roundwood consumption in 2014 was certified. For round fencing manufacturers, 69% of total softwood consumption was certified.

Table 2.28 Per cent of volume certified, 2005-2014

Year

Removal 

Sawmills

Round fencing manufacturers

 

Softwood from Private sector woodland

Total softwood (including all removals from FC/NRW/FS woodland) 

Consumption (softwood and hardwood)

Consumption (softwood)

per cent certified volume

2005

69

87

76

53

2006

67 86 81 46

2007

74 88 78 54

2008

65 84 82 62

2009 

 68 87 83 51

2010 

73 87 83 62

2011 

 72 85 80 61

2012

70 84 82 60

2013

76 87 83 55

2014

73 84 80 69

Source: industry surveys

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