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Despite accounting for only 27% of all sawmills (see Table 2.8), those with total annual sawnwood production of 10 thousand cubic metres or more accounted for 94% of the total softwood consumed by sawmills in 2015 (Table 2.11).
|Year||Size of mill (total production)1||Total|
|< 1||1 – < 5||5 – < 10||10 – < 25||25 – < 50||50 – <100||100+|
|thousand green tonnes|
|2006||29||200||243||613||661||1 694||2 036||5 476|
|2007||30||184||203||585||840||1 639||2 346||5 828|
|2008||31||197||190||599||660||1 548||1 881||5 107|
|2009||35||183||163||664||577||1 416||2 253||5 291|
|2010||33||188||155||744||537||1 373||2 689||5 719|
|2011||32||180||156||685||615||830||3 486||5 984|
|2012||33||176||184||539||738||1 133||3 395||6 198|
|2013||36||177||177||476||804||777||4 085||6 532|
|2014||36||150||173||486||833||1 090||4 117||6 884|
|2015||31||158||204||553||795||801||3 805||6 347|
Source: Sawmill Survey
1. Categories are based on total sawnwood production (softwood and hardwood), in thousand m3.
Data: Longer time series of the above table are available from the Data Downloads web page.
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