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Forestry Statistics 2017 - UK-Grown Timber

Wood production

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It is estimated that 71% of all softwood removals from private sector woodlands were harvested in Scotland, 17% in England, 11% in Wales and the remainder in Northern Ireland in 2016 (Table 2.2).

Despite reductions in the level of private sector softwood removals since 2014 in most countries, there have been overall increases for all countries in the last 10 years.

Table 2.2 Private sector softwood removals by country, 2007-2016

Year

England

Wales

Scotland

Northern
Ireland

        UK

thousand green tonnes

2007

612 382 3 059 29 4 083

2008

638 333 2 827 25 3 823

2009

533 321 2 388 24 3 266

2010

678 427 3 471 57 4 633

2011

738 501 3 894 53 5 186

2012

847 611 3 784 40 5 282

2013

929 695 4 234 23 5 881

2014

1 165 739 4 691 33 6 628

2015

 1 052 686  4 203 28  5 968

2016

992 643 4 046 34 5 716

Source: Private Sector Softwood Removals Survey

Data: Longer time series of the above table, including estimates for hardwood removals and for removals from FC/NRW/FS woodlands are available from the Data Downloads web page.

 

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