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Consumption of softwood by size of mill

Despite accounting for only 17% of all sawmills (see Table 2.8), those with total annual sawnwood production of 25 thousand cubic metres or more accounted for 86% of the total softwood consumed by sawmills in 2016 (Table 2.11).

Year Size of Mill (total production)1       Total
  <1 1 – <5 5 – <10 10 – <25 25 – <50 50 – <100 100+  
thousand green tonnes
2007 30 184 203 585 840 1639 2346 5828
2008 31 197 190 599 660 1548 1881 5107
2009 35 183 163 664 577 1416 2253 5291
2010 33 188 155 744 537 1373 2689 5719
2011 32 180 156 685 615 830 3486 5984
2012 33 176 184 539 738 1133 3395 6198
2013 36 177 177 476 804 777 4085 6532
2014 36 150 173 486 833 1090 4117 6884
2015 31 158 204 553 795 801 3805 6347
2016 29 146 199 588 372 1117 4270 6720

Table 2.11 Consumption of softwood by size of mill, 2007-2016

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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