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A total of 171 sawmills processed UK roundwood in 2015 (Table 2.8). Around three quarters (73%) of sawmills produced less than 10 thousand m3 sawnwood (softwood and hardwood) during the year.
Over the past ten years, there has been a reduction in the number of mills producing less than 25 thousand m3 sawnwood, while the number of mills has increased in the largest size category.
|Year||Size of mill (total production)1||Total|
|< 1||1 – < 5||5 – < 10||10 – < 25||25 – < 50||50- < 100||100+|
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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