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Forestry Statistics 2015 - UK-Grown Timber

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It is estimated that 72% of all softwood removals from private sector woodlands were harvested in Scotland, 17% in England, 11% in Wales and the remainder in Northern Ireland in 2014 (Table 2.2).

Over the past ten years, Wales and England have shown the biggest percentage increase, with private sector removals in 2014 more than double the levels in 2005. Removals from Scotland have increased by 76% over the same period, whilst removals from Northern Ireland have fallen.

Table 2.2 Private sector softwood removals by country, 2005-2014

Year

England

  Wales

Scotland

Northern
Ireland

        UK

thousand green tonnes

2005

534 266 2 659 40 3 499

2006

586 326 2 729 21 3 661

2007

612 382 3 059 29 4 083

2008

638 333 2 827 25 3 823

2009

533 321 2 388 24 3 266

2010

668 429 3 479 57 4 633

2011 

738 501 3 894 53 5 186

2012

847 611 3 761 40 5 259

2013

929 695 4 205 23 5 852

2014

1 082 739 4 678 33 6 531

Source: Private Sector Softwood Removals Survey

Data: Longer time series of the above table, including estimates for hardwood removals and for removals from FC/NRW/FS woodlands are available from the Timber Statistics web page.

 

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