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Forestry Statistics 2016 - UK-Grown Timber

Wood production

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Information on removals from Forestry Commission (FC), Natural Resources Wales (NRW) and Forest Service (FS) woodlands is obtained from administrative systems.

A total of 4.7 million green tonnes of softwood was removed from FC/NRW/FS woodlands in 2015, a 3% decrease from the 2014 figure (Table 2.3). Over one half (56%) of FC/NRW/FS softwood removals in 2015 occurred in Scotland, 22% in England, 15% in Wales and 8% in Northern Ireland.

Table 2.3 FC/NRW/FS softwood removals by country, 2006-2015

Year

England

Wales

Scotland

Northern
Ireland

        UK

thousand green tonnes

2006

1 152 612 2 454 364 4 582

2007

1 211 584 2 496 363 4 653

2008

1 100 556 2 362 398 4 415

2009

1 213 717 2 773 423 5 126

2010

1 142 644 2 434 405 4 625

2011 

1 185 689 2 566 430 4 870

2012

1 154 663 2 627 392 4 836

2013

1 188 693 2 819 384 5 084

2014

1 064 722 2 749 365 4 900

2015

1 047 690 2 644 365 4 746

Source: Forestry Commission, Natural Resources Wales, Forest Service.

Data: Longer time series of the above table, including estimates for hardwood removals and for removals from private sector woodlands are available from the Data Downloads web page.

 

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