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Forestry Statistics 2015 - UK-Grown Timber

Sawmills - Larger Mills

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Additional information for 2014 was collected from mills that produced more than 10 thousand m3 of sawnwood.

Total softwood consumption by all sawmills covered by the detailed sawmill survey was 6.5 million green tonnes in 2014 (Table 2.15). Sawn softwood production was 3.5 million m3 and other softwood products (chips, bark, sawdust, etc) amounted to 3.4 million tonnes.

Sawmills in Scotland accounted for over one half (54%) of all softwood consumption by larger mills. A further 28% was consumed by mills in England, 10% in Wales and the remaining 8% in Northern Ireland.

Table 2.15 Larger mills1, 2014: softwood consumption and production

 

England

  Wales

Scotland

Northern
Ireland

          UK

Number of mills

18

5

24

3

50

Consumption
(thousand green tonnes)

1 823

667

3 523

513

6 526

Sawnwood production
(thousand m3)

999

333

1 908

277

3 517

Other products
(thousand tonnes)

857

374

1 928

284

3 442

Source: Sawmill Survey (detailed)

Notes:

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

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