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The Sawmill Survey is an annual survey conducted by the Forestry Commission (in association with the Forest Service) of sawmills in the UK that are believed to use UK-grown logs. Results from the survey are published in statistical releases produced by the Forestry Commission and are used by a range of others.

More information on the survey can be found in the following documents:

Sawmill survey quality report – relevance, accuracy, timeliness and punctuality, accessibility and clarity, comparability, coherence and revisions.

Survey review: sawmill survey – 2012 in-depth review: findings and action plan.

Methodology note: sawmill survey – documentation on the methods and processes involved in data collection, and the editing and imputation performed on the survey.

Sawmill survey questionnaire – recent changes to the questionnaires and purpose of each question included in the survey.

Statistical Disclosure Control for FC surveys – a 2008 paper outlining our approach to ensuring that survey data (particularly from the sawmill survey) remains confidential.

Background information, historical response rates and further information on the survey are available in the latest edition of Forestry Statistics.

Copies of the questionnaires sent to businesses in recent years can be found below:

2018: long questionnaire; short questionnaire

2017: long questionnaire; short questionnaire

2016: long questionnaire ; short questionnaire

2015: long questionnaire ; short questionnaire

2014: long questionnaire ; short questionnaire

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