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It is estimated that 70% of all softwood removals from private sector woodlands were harvested in Scotland, 18% in England, 11% in Wales and the remainder in Northern Ireland in 2015 (Table 2.2).
Over the past ten years, Wales and England have shown the biggest percentage increase, with private sector removals in 2015 around double the levels in 2006. Removals from Scotland have increased by 53% over the same period, and removals from Northern Ireland have increased by 20%.
|thousand green tonnes|
|2006||568||315||2 755||23||3 661|
|2007||612||382||3 059||29||4 083|
|2008||638||333||2 827||25||3 823|
|2009||533||321||2 388||24||3 266|
|2010||668||429||3 479||57||4 633|
|2011||738||501||3 894||53||5 186|
|2012||843||609||3 767||40||5 259|
|2013||924||691||4 213||23||5 852|
|2014||1 082||739||4 678||33||6 531|
|2015||1 109||686||4 205||28||6 028|
Source: Private Sector Softwood Removals Survey
Data: Longer time series of the above table, including estimates for hardwood removals and for removals from FC/NRW/FS woodlands are available from the Data Downloads web page.
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