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Forestry Statistics 2016 - UK-Grown Timber

Woodfuel and pellets

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An estimated 670 thousand green tonnes (mainly softwood) of woodfuel were supplied by sawmills in 2015 and a further 60 thousand green tonnes were supplied by round fencing manufacturers (Table 2.31). 91% of the total woodfuel supplied was sold to bioenergy.

Table 2.31 Woodfuel supply1 by sawmills and round fencing manufacturers, 2011-2015

 

Sales to bioenergy

Sales as firewood

Used internally for heat/energy

         Total

thousand green tonnes

Sawmills

 

 

 

 

     2011

491 14 26 531

     2012

540 14 43 597

     2013

542 17 55 614

     2014

676 27 71 773

     2015

613 13 45 670

Round fencing manufacturers

       

     2011

56 5 1 61

     2012

71 4 1 76

     2013

60 5 0 66

     2014

55 5 1 61

     2015

51 7 2 60

Source: Sawmill Survey, Survey of Round Fencing Manufacturers

Notes:

1. Material reported as sales/use for woodfuel, but may have been used for other purposes.

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