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Forestry Statistics 2016 - UK-Grown Timber

Sawmills - All Mills

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Around one half (53%) of the 171 active sawmills in 2015 were in England, around one third (33%) were in Scotland, 9% in Wales and 5% in Northern Ireland (Table 2.9).

Table 2.9 Number of sawmills by country, 2006-2015

Year

England

Wales

Scotland

Northern
Ireland

        UK

2006

108 21 71 13 213

2007

105 20 70 10 205

2008

103 18 68 8 197

2009

101 17 68 9 195

2010

98 17 65 9 189

2011 

 96  16 64 9   185

2012

95 15 62 9 181

2013

92 15 60 9 176

2014

92 15 58 9 174

2015

91 15 56 9 171

Source: Sawmill Survey

Data: Longer time series of the above table, and for mills in England by region, are available from the Data Downloads web page.

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