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Forestry Statistics 2016 - UK-Grown Timber

Certification

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Respondents to Forestry Commission surveys were asked to report on volumes certified. 69% of private sector softwood removals in 2015 were from certified sources (Table 2.28). The percentage of private sector softwood removals that are certified has fluctuated over recent years, reflecting a general reduction in the level of certification amongst smaller estates and an increase in production from larger estates.

As nearly all removals from Forestry Commission, Natural Resources Wales and Forest Service woodland are certified, this equates to around 83% of all softwood removals in 2015 from certified sources.

80% of sawmills' roundwood consumption in 2015 was certified. For round fencing manufacturers, 71% of total softwood consumption was certified.

Table 2.28 Per cent of volume certified, 2006-2015

Year

Removal

Sawmills

Round fencing manufacturers

 

Softwood from Private sector woodland

Total softwood (including all removals from FC/NRW/FS woodland) 

Consumption (softwood and hardwood)

Consumption (softwood)

per cent certified volume

2006

67 86 81 46

2007

74 88 77 54

2008

65 84 82 62

2009

 68 88 82 51

2010

73 87 83 62

2011

 71 85 80 61

2012

69 84 82 60

2013

75 87 83 55

2014

71 83 80 69

2015

69 83 80 71

Source: industry surveys

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