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Forestry Statistics 2017 - UK-Grown Timber

Sawmills - Larger Mills

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In 2016, 35% of sawn softwood produced by larger sawmills was used for fencing, 30% for packaging and pallets, 28% for construction, and the remaining 7% went to all other markets (Tables 2.17 and 2.17a).

Table 2.17 Larger mills1, 2016 sawn softwood product markets

Product market

England

Wales

Scotland

Northern
Ireland

        UK

per cent of total softwood product markets

Construction

12

15

36

41

28

Fencing

49

24

29

38

35

Packaging/ pallets

29

53

28

21

30

Other

10

8

6

0

7

Total

100

100

100

100

100

Source: Sawmill Survey (detailed)

Notes:

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

 

Table 2.17a Larger mills1, 2012-2016: sawn softwood product markets

Year

Product market

Total

 

Construction

Fencing

Packaging/
pallets

Other

 

per cent of total softwood product markets

2012 

31

33

32

4

100

2013

30

32

32

5

100

2014

 28

35

31

6

100

2015

27

36

30

6

100

2016

28

35

30

7

100

Source: Sawmill Survey (detailed)

Notes:

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

Links to Forestry Statistics 2017