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Forestry Statistics 2017 - UK-Grown Timber

Sawmills - Larger Mills

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Additional information for 2016 was collected from mills that produced more than 25 thousand m3 of sawnwood.

Total softwood consumption by the 29 sawmills covered by the detailed sawmill survey was 5.8 million green tonnes in 2016 (Table 2.15). Sawn softwood production was 3.1 million m3 and other softwood products (chips, bark, sawdust, etc) amounted to 3.1 million tonnes.

Sawmills in Scotland accounted for over one half (53%) of all softwood consumption by larger mills. A further 28% was consumed by mills in England, 10% in Wales and the remaining 9% in Northern Ireland.

Table 2.15 Larger mills1, 2016: softwood consumption and production

 

England

Wales

Scotland

Northern
Ireland

          UK

Number of mills

10

2

15

2

29

Consumption
(thousand green tonnes)

1 591

581

3 071

515

5 759

Sawnwood production
(thousand m3)

866

284

1 656

272

3 078

Other products
(thousand tonnes)

778

301

1 735

283

3 096

Source: Sawmill Survey (detailed)

Notes:

1. Sawmills producing at least 25 thousand m3 sawnwood (softwood and hardwood).

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