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Hardwood deliveries

There was a total of 0.6 million green tonnes of UK hardwood deliveries in 2016 (Table 2.6). The majority of UK hardwood deliveries (67% in 2016) were used for woodfuel.

Table 2.6 Deliveries of UK-grown hardwood, 2007-2016

Year Sawmills Pulp mills Wood-based
panels
Woodfuel1 Other2 Total
thousand green tonnes      
2007 66 0 5 300 69 440
2008 66 0 2 300 63 431
2009 76 0 1 400 59 536
2010 75 0 1 400 59 535
2011 81 0 1 400 59 541
2012 75 0 2 400 57 534
2013 74 0 0 400 58 532
2014 77 0 0 400 60 537
2015 73 0 0 400 91 564
2016 75 0 0 400 122 597

Source: industry surveys, industry associations.

Notes:

1. Woodfuel derived from stemwood, includes estimated roundwood use for biomass energy. The figures are estimated by the Expert Group on Timber and Trade Statistics. Woodfuel includes wood for charcoal; charcoal production in the UK is estimated to be about 5 thousand tonnes, with about 7 green tonnes of wood required to make one tonne of charcoal.

2. Includes round fencing and roundwood exports. Quantities for hardwood fencing and some other uses are estimates by the Expert Group on Timber and Trade Statistics.

     

Figure 2.2 Deliveries of UK-grown hardwood

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Source: industry surveys, industry associations.

Notes:

1. Other includes round fencing and roundwood exports.

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