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Sawn softwood product markets

In 2015, 38% of sawn softwood produced by larger sawmills was used for fencing, 30% for packaging and pallets, 26% for construction, and the remaining 6% went to all other markets (Tables 2.17 and 2.17a).

Table 2.17 Larger mills1, 2015 sawn softwood product markets
Product market England Wales Scotland Northern
Ireland
UK
per cent of total softwood product markets
Construction 13 16 34 36 26
Fencing 50 32 31 44 38
Packaging/ pallets 28 48 30 20 30
Other 9 4 5 0 6
Total 100 100 100 100 100

Source: Sawmill Survey (detailed)

Notes:

1. Sawmills producing at least 10 thousand m3 sawnwood (softwood and hardwood).

Table 2.17a Larger mills1, 2011-2015: sawn softwood product markets
Year Product market Total
Construction Fencing Packaging/
pallets
Other
per cent of total softwood product markets
2011 28 36 33 3 100
2012 29 34 32 4 100
2013 29 34 32 5 100
2014 27 37 30 5 100
2015 26 38 30 6 100

Source: Sawmill Survey (detailed)

Notes:

1. Sawmills producing at least 10 thousand m3 sawnwood (softwood and hardwood).

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