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Consumption of softwood by size of mill

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).

Table 2.11 Consumption of softwood by size of mill, 2006-2015
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

Notes:

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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