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Forestry Statistics 2015 - UK-Grown Timber

Sawmills - Larger Mills

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In 2014, 37% of sawn softwood produced by larger sawmills was used for fencing, 30% for packaging and pallets, 27% for construction, and the remaining 5% went to all other markets (Tables 2.17 and 2.17a). 

Table 2.17 Larger mills1, 2014: sawn softwood product markets

Product market

England

  Wales

Scotland

Northern
Ireland

        UK

per cent of total softwood product markets

Construction

12

17

35

38

27

Fencing

54

35

29

41

37

Packaging/ pallets

26

46

31

20

30

Other

8

3

5

0

5

Total

100

100

100

100

100

Source: Sawmill Survey (detailed)

Notes:

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

 

Table 2.17a Larger mills1, 2010-2014: sawn softwood product markets

Year

Product market

Total

 

Construction

Fencing

Packaging/
pallets

Other

 

per cent of total softwood product markets

2010 

31

36

32

2

100

2011 

28

36

33

3

100

2012 

29

34

32

4

100

2013

29

34

32

5

100

2014

 27

37

30

5

100

Source: Sawmill Survey (detailed)

Notes:

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

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