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Forestry Statistics 2016 - UK-Grown Timber

Sawmills - Larger Mills

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Additional information for 2015 was collected from mills that produced more than 10 thousand m3 of sawnwood.

Total softwood consumption by the 47 sawmills covered by the detailed sawmill survey was 6.0 million green tonnes in 2015 (Table 2.15). Sawn softwood production was 3.2 million m3 and other softwood products (chips, bark, sawdust, etc) amounted to 3.1 million tonnes.

Sawmills in Scotland accounted for over one half (52%) of all softwood consumption by larger mills. A further 29% was consumed by mills in England, 10% in Wales and the remaining 9% in Northern Ireland.

Table 2.15 Larger mills1, 2015: softwood consumption and production

 

England

Wales

Scotland

Northern
Ireland

          UK

Number of mills

16

5

23

3

47

Consumption
(thousand green tonnes)

1 709

616

3 115

514

5 954

Sawnwood production
(thousand m3)

937

304

1 713

275

3 229

Other products
(thousand tonnes)

786

352

1 682

286

3 106

Source: Sawmill Survey (detailed)

Notes:

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

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