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Forestry Statistics 2017 - UK-Grown Timber

Deliveries of UK-grown roundwood

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There was a total of 0.6 million green tonnes of UK hardwood deliveries in 2016 (Table 2.6). The majority of UK hardwood deliveries (67% in 2016) were used for woodfuel.

Table 2.6 Deliveries of UK-grown hardwood, 2007-2016

Year

Sawmills

Pulp mills

Wood-based
panels

Woodfuel1

Other2

Total

thousand green tonnes

2007

66 0 5 300 69 440

2008

66 0 2 300 63 431

2009

76 0 1 400 59 536

2010

75 0 1 400 59 535

2011

81 0 1 400 59 541

2012

75 0 2 400 57 534

2013

74 0 0 400 58 532

2014

77 0 0 400 60 537

2015

73 0 0 400 91 564

2016

75 0 0 400 122 597

Source: industry surveys, industry associations.

Notes:

1. Woodfuel derived from stemwood, includes estimated roundwood use for biomass energy. The figures are estimated by the Expert Group on Timber and Trade Statistics. Woodfuel includes wood for charcoal; charcoal production in the UK is estimated to be about 5 thousand tonnes, with about 7 green tonnes of wood required to make one tonne of charcoal.

2. Includes round fencing and roundwood exports. Quantities for hardwood fencing and some other uses are estimates by the Expert Group on Timber and Trade Statistics.

 

Figure 2.2 Deliveries of UK-grown hardwood

Figure 2.2 Deliveries of UK grown hardwood

Source: industry surveys, industry associations.

Notes:

1. Other includes round fencing and roundwood exports.

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