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Information on removals from Forestry Commission (FC), Natural Resources Wales (NRW) and Forest Service (FS) woodlands is obtained from administrative systems.
A total of 4.7 million green tonnes of softwood was removed from FC/NRW/FS woodlands in 2015, a 3% decrease from the 2014 figure (Table 2.3). Over one half (56%) of FC/NRW/FS softwood removals in 2015 occurred in Scotland, 22% in England, 15% in Wales and 8% in Northern Ireland.
|thousand green tonnes|
|2006||1 152||612||2 454||364||4 582|
|2007||1 211||584||2 496||363||4 653|
|2008||1 100||556||2 362||398||4 415|
|2009||1 213||717||2 773||423||5 126|
|2010||1 142||644||2 434||405||4 625|
|2011||1 185||689||2 566||430||4 870|
|2012||1 154||663||2 627||392||4 836|
|2013||1 188||693||2 819||384||5 084|
|2014||1 064||722||2 749||365||4 900|
|2015||1 047||690||2 644||365||4 746|
Source: Forestry Commission, Natural Resources Wales, Forest Service.
Data: Longer time series of the above table, including estimates for hardwood removals and for removals from private sector woodlands are available from the Data Downloads web page.
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