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Forestry Statistics 2016 - UK-Grown Timber

Sawmills - All Mills

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Around two thirds (65%) of the 171 active sawmills in 2015 processed softwood only (Table 2.10). A further 29% processed both softwood and hardwood, and the remaining 5% processed only hardwood.

Table 2.10 Number of sawmills by type of wood sawn, 2006-2015

Year

Softwood only

Hardwood only

        Both

      Total

2006

142 19 52 213

2007

134 16 55 205

2008

134 12 51 197

2009 

 130 10 55 195

2010

122 10 57 189

2011

120 10 55 185

2012

118 11 52 181

2013

118 11 47 176

2014

115 9 50 174

2015

112 9 50 171

Source: Sawmill Survey

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