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Roundwood purchased by softwood round fencing manufacturers

A total of 303 thousand green tonnes of softwood (UK grown and imported) was purchased by softwood fencing manufacturers in 2016 (Table 2.26). This represents a decrease of 4% from the 2015 total of 316 thousand green tonnes.

Table 2.26 Total roundwood purchased by softwood round fencing manufacturers, 2007-2016

Year Size category (consumption)1    Total
  <1 1 – <5 5 – <10 10+  
thousand green tonnes     
2007 11 67 66 201 345
2008 8 68 70 239 385
2009 7 66 82 239 394
2010 7 63 86 213 369
2011 8 65 60 250 383
2012 8 57 69 226 360
2013 7 57 79 204 347
2014 7 54 74 201 336
2015 6 46 79 185 316
2016 7 41 78 177 303

Source: Survey of Round Fencing Manufacturers

Notes:

1. Categories are based on total softwood consumption, in thousand green tonnes.

2. This table includes purchases of both UK grown and imported softwood, whereas table 2.24 relates to UK grown softwood only.

Data: Longer time series of the number of softwood round fencing manufacturers, by size category and by country (England/Wales/Scotland/Northern Ireland) are available from the Data Downloads web page.

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