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Forestry Statistics 2016 - UK-Grown Timber

Wood production

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It is estimated that 70% of all softwood removals from private sector woodlands were harvested in Scotland, 18% in England, 11% in Wales and the remainder in Northern Ireland in 2015 (Table 2.2).

Over the past ten years, Wales and England have shown the biggest percentage increase, with private sector removals in 2015 around double the levels in 2006. Removals from Scotland have increased by 53% over the same period, and removals from Northern Ireland have increased by 20%.

Table 2.2 Private sector softwood removals by country, 2006-2015

Year

England

Wales

Scotland

Northern
Ireland

        UK

thousand green tonnes

2006

568 315 2 755 23 3 661

2007

612 382 3 059 29 4 083

2008

638 333 2 827 25 3 823

2009

533 321 2 388 24 3 266

2010

668 429 3 479 57 4 633

2011 

738 501 3 894 53 5 186

2012

843 609 3 767 40 5 259

2013

924 691 4 213 23 5 852

2014

1 082 739 4 678 33 6 531

2015

 1 109 686  4 205 28  6 028

Source: Private Sector Softwood Removals Survey

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

 

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