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Production of sawn softwood by country

1.8 million cubic metres (52%) of sawn softwood was produced by sawmills in Scotland in 2015 (Table 2.14). A further 31% was produced by mills in England, 9% in Wales and the remaining 8% in Northern Ireland.

Whilst production of sawn softwood by mills in Scotland and England had recovered following the financial crisis to exceeded their 2007 peak levels by 2010, production by mills in Wales and Northern Ireland continues to remain lower.

Table 2.14 Production of sawn softwood by country, 2006-2015
Year England Wales Scotland Northern
Ireland
UK
thousand cubic metres
2006 853 378 1 297 332 2 859
2007 884 385 1 452 359 3 079
2008 846 303 1 313 293 2 755
2009 860 267 1 413 268 2 809
2010 927 291 1 560 275 3 053
2011 954 316 1 666 291 3 227
2012 1 001 326 1 747 288 3 361
2013 1 026 349 1 873 289 3 536
2014 1 091 354 1 985 286 3 716
2015 1 055 324 1 787 284 3 449

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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