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Forestry Statistics 2017 - UK-Grown Timber

Woodfuel and pellets

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An estimated 661 thousand green tonnes (mainly softwood) of woodfuel were supplied by sawmills in 2016 and a further 65 thousand green tonnes were supplied by round fencing manufacturers (Table 2.31). 88% of the total woodfuel supplied was sold to bioenergy.

Table 2.31 Woodfuel supply1 by sawmills and round fencing manufacturers, 2012-2016

 

Sales to bioenergy

Sales as firewood

Used internally for heat/energy

         Total

thousand green tonnes

Sawmills

 

 

 

 

     2012

572 14 43 629

     2013

575 17 55 647

     2014

676 27 72 775

     2015

614 12 45 671

     2016

583 14 65 661

Round fencing manufacturers

       

     2012

71 4 1 76

     2013

60 5 0 66

     2014

55 5 1 61

     2015

51 7 2 60

     2016

57 7 1 65

Source: Sawmill Survey, Survey of Round Fencing Manufacturers

Notes:

1. Material reported as sales/use for woodfuel, but may have been used for other purposes.

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