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Sawn softwood product markets

In 2016, 35% of sawn softwood produced by larger sawmills was used for fencing, 30% for packaging and pallets, 28% for construction, and the remaining 7% went to all other markets (Tables 2.17 and 2.17a).

Table 2.17 Larger mills1, 2016 sawn softwood product markets

Product Market England Wales Scotland Northern Ireland UK
per cent of total softwood products markets     
Construction 12 15 36 41 28
Fencing 49 24 29 38 35
Packaging/pallets 29 53 28 21 30
Other 10 8 6 0 7
Total 100 100 100 100 100

Source: Sawmill Survey (detailed)

Notes:

1. Sawmills producing at least 25 thousand m3sawnwood (softwood and hardwood).

Table 2.17a Larger mills1, 2012-2016: sawn softwood product markets

Year Product Market    Total
  Construction Fencing Packaging/pallets Other  
per cent of total softwood product markets     
2012 31 33 32 4 100
2013 30 32 32 5 100
2014 28 35 31 6 100
2015 27 36 30 6 100
2016 28 35 30 7 100

Source: Sawmill Survey (detailed)

Notes:

1. Sawmills producing at least 25 thousand m3sawnwood (softwood and hardwood).

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