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UK sawmills produced a total of 3.4 million cubic metres of sawn softwood in 2015, a 7% decrease from the 2014 figure (Table 2.13).
Sawmills with total annual sawnwood production of 10 thousand cubic metres or more accounted for 94% of the total sawn softwood produced by sawmills in 2015.
|Year||Size of mill (total production)1||Total|
|< 1||1 – < 5||5 – < 10||10 – < 25||25 – < 50||50 – < 100||100+|
|thousand cubic metres|
|2006||17||118||128||326||359||880||1 031||2 859|
|2007||17||109||111||315||437||842||1 248||3 079|
|2008||18||116||104||315||369||797||1 037||2 755|
|2009||20||108||89||352||326||727||1 187||2 809|
|2010||19||109||84||395||304||693||1 450||3 053|
|2011||18||105||86||374||335||443||1 867||3 227|
|2012||18||103||95||314||393||564||1 874||3 361|
|2013||20||103||93||287||429||404||2 200||3 536|
|2014||20||88||91||282||448||563||2 224||3 716|
|2015||18||92||111||296||466||422||2 045||3 449|
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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