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We produce statistics on a wide range of topics related to forestry.

Our main statistics are published annually in Forestry Statistics and summarised in Forestry Facts and Figures.

We comply with the UK Statistics Authority's Code of Practice for Official Statistics, statistical survey control, statistical reviews and our annual workplan.

The National Forest Inventory (NFI) is a continuous survey of woodland in GB, comprising a woodland map and a field survey, conducted on a five-year cycle. 

Economic research

2017 Timber Industry Surveys

Our annual timber industry surveys are now live.  The following surveys are available for online submission at

  • Private Sector Softwood Removals Survey, 
  • Sawmill Survey and
  • Survey of Round Fencing Manufacturers


T: 0300 067 5238 

Recent National Statistics and Official Statistics releases

Forestry Commission England Corporate Plan Performance Indicators: Headline Performance Indicators Update at 31 December 2017
Published 14 February 2018

Experimental Statistics: UK Softwood Removals and Deliveries by Country 2015-2016  Published 8 February 2018

Joint Wood Energy Enquiry: 2015 data   Published 1 February 2018

European Forest Accounts: UK 2015 data
  Published 1 February 2018 

Woodland Carbon Code Statistics: data to December 2017 Published 25 January 2018

Timber Price Indices: data to September 2017  Published 9 November 2017

Woodland Carbon Code Statistics: data to September 2017 Published 19 October 2017

Forestry Statistics 2017 and Forestry Facts & Figures 2017 Published 28 September 2017

Nursery Survey: 2017 Edition Published 7 September 2017

National Forest Inventory statistics for England and aligned areas Published 25 August 2017

Public Opinion of Forestry 2017, UK and England Published 13 July 2017

Public Opinion of Forestry 2017, Scotland Published 13 July 2017

Public Opinion of Forestry 2017, Wales Published 13 July 2017




Last updated: 14th February 2018