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Forestry Statistics 2016 - UK-Grown Timber

Sawmills - Larger Mills

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Of all softwood sawlogs consumed by larger sawmills in 2015, 58% came from Scotland, 21% from England, 14% from Wales and 4% from Northern Ireland (Tables 2.16 and 2.16a). The remaining 3% were imported from other countries. This was similar to the breakdown by source in previous years.

97% of softwood sawlogs used by Scottish mills in 2015 came from Scotland. The corresponding proportions of mills' log use coming from within the same country were 65% for England, 80% for Wales and 51% for Northern Ireland.

Table 2.16 Larger mills1, 2015: source of softwood logs

Source

England

Wales

Scotland

Northern
Ireland

        UK

thousand green tonnes

England

1 108

46

86

0

1 240

Wales

320

490

0

0

810

Scotland

281

80

3 029

69

3 459

Northern Ireland

0

0

0

263

263

Total UK logs

1 709

616

3 115

332

5 772

Other countries

0 0 0 182 182

Total log consumption

1 709

616

3 115

514

5 954

Source: Sawmill Survey (detailed)

Notes:

1. Sawmills producing at least 10 thousand m3 sawnwood (softwood and hardwood).

Table 2.16a Larger mills1, 2011-2015: source of softwood logs

Year

Source

Total

 

England

Wales

Scotland

Northern
Ireland

Other
countries

 

per cent of total softwood consumption

2011 

21

13

59

5

2

100

2012

22

13

57

5

2

100

2013

22

13

58

5

2

100

2014

22

 13

58

4

2

100

2015

21

14

58

4

3

100

Source: Sawmill Survey (detailed)

Notes:

1. Sawmills producing at least 10 thousand m3 sawnwood (softwood and hardwood).

 

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