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Forestry Statistics 2016 - UK-Grown Timber

Woodfuel and pellets

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Wood pellets and briquettes are processed wood products that can be made from roundwood, sawmill products and/or recycled wood. Some of the wood used to make wood pellets and briquettes will be accounted for elsewhere in this release (e.g. in Tables 2.30 and 2.31). Wood pellets and briquettes are often used for woodfuel, but pellets may also be used for other purposes (such as horse bedding or cat litter).

A total of 343 thousand tonnes of wood pellets and briquettes are estimated to have been produced in the UK in 2015. This represents a 3% decrease from the 2014 estimate of 354 thousand tonnes.

Table 2.32 Wood pellet production, 2009-2015

Year

Total

 

                     thousand tonnes

2009

                                                118

2010

                                                197

2011

                                                244

2012

                                                278

2013

301

2014

354

2015

343

Source: Survey of UK Pellet and Briquette Production

 

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