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Forestry Statistics 2017 - UK-Grown Timber

Sawmills - Larger Mills

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There were estimated to be 2.9 thousand full-time equivalent staff employed directly by sawmills producing at least 25 thousand m3 of sawnwood in 2016 (Tables 2.19 and 2.19a). This represented a 4% increase on the total for 2015.

Table 2.19 Larger mills1, 2016: sawmill employment

Employment type

England

Wales

Scotland

Northern
Ireland

        UK

full-time equivalents

Direct

 

 

 

 

 

  Line & production workers

812

181

1 227

236

2 456

  Managerial & administrative staff

151

16

161

57

384

  Haulage of logs to the mill

25

0

18

2

45

  Total direct employment

988

197

1 405

295

2 885

Others2

         

  Line & production workers

8 0 42 0 50

  Managerial & administrative staff

0 0 2 0 2

Total contract employment

8 0 44 0 52

Source: Sawmill Survey (detailed)

Notes:

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

2. Excludes haulage employment on contract.

Table 2.19a Larger mills1, 2012-2016: sawmill employment

Employment

Line & production workers

  Managerial & administrative
staff

Haulage of logs to the mill

        Total employment

full-time equivalents

Direct

 

 

 

 

2012

2 215

365

50

2 630

2013

2 249

 363

41

 2 653

2014

2 422

385

43

2 850

2015

2 341

394

 44

 2 779

2016

2 456

384

45

2 885

Others2

       

2012

67 0 .. 67

2013

105 1 .. 106

2014

124 1 .. 125

2015

58 0 .. 58

2016

50 2 .. 52

 Source: Sawmill Survey (detailed)

Notes:

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

2. Excludes haulage employment on contract.

.. Denotes data not available.

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