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Production of sawn softwood by size of mill

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.

Table 2.13 Production of sawn 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 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

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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