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Consumption of softwood by country

Mills in Scotland consumed around one half (51%) of the 6.3 million green tonnes of softwood delivered to UK sawmills in 2015 (Table 2.12). A further 30% was consumed by mills in England, 10% in Wales and 8% in Northern Ireland.

Table 2.12 Consumption of softwood by country, 2006-2015
Year England Wales Scotland Northern
Ireland
UK
thousand green tonnes
2006 1 603 757 2 430 686 5 476
2007 1 674 759 2 683 713 5 828
2008 1 533 599 2 415 560 5 107
2009 1 548 538 2 672 532 5 291
2010 1 694 583 2 913 528 5 719
2011 1 726 634 3 082 543 5 984
2012 1 821 654 3 195 528 6 198
2013 1 879 702 3 420 532 6 532
2014 1 982 711 3 661 530 6 884
2015 1 915 655 3 247 531 6 347

Source: Sawmill Survey

Data: Longer time series of the above table, and for mills in England by region, are available from the Data Downloads web page.

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