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Forestry Statistics 2016 - UK-Grown Timber

Sawmills - All Mills

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Despite accounting for only 27% of all sawmills (see Table 2.8), those with total annual sawnwood production of 10 thousand cubic metres or more accounted for 94% of the total softwood consumed by sawmills in 2015 (Table 2.11).

Table 2.11 Consumption of softwood by size of mill, 2006-2015

Year

Size of mill (total production)1

  Total

 

  < 1

1 - < 5

5 - < 10

10 - < 25

25 - < 50

  50 - <100

 100+

 
thousand green tonnes

2006

29 200 243 613 661 1 694  2 036 5 476

2007

30 184 203 585 840 1 639  2 346 5 828

2008

31 197 190 599 660 1 548  1 881 5 107

2009 

35 183 163 664 577 1 416  2 253  5 291

2010 

33 188 155 744 537 1 373  2 689 5 719

2011

32 180 156 685 615 830  3 486 5 984

2012

33 176 184 539 738 1 133  3 395 6 198

2013

36 177 177 476 804 777  4 085 6 532

2014

36 150 173 486 833 1 090 4 117 6 884

2015

31 158 204 553 795 801 3 805 6 347

Source: Sawmill Survey

Notes:

1. Categories are based on total sawnwood production (softwood and hardwood), in thousand m3.

Data: Longer time series of the above table are available from the Data Downloads web page.

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