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Additional information for 2016 was collected from mills that produced more than 25 thousand m3of sawnwood.
Total softwood consumption by the 29 sawmills covered by the detailed sawmill survey was 5.8 million green tonnes in 2016 (Table 2.15). Sawn softwood production was 3.1 million m3and other softwood products (chips, bark, sawdust, etc) amounted to 3.1 million tonnes.
Sawmills in Scotland accounted for over one half (53%) of all softwood consumption by larger mills. A further 28% was consumed by mills in England, 10% in Wales and the remaining 9% in Northern Ireland.
Table 2.15 Larger mills1, 2016: softwood consumption and production
|Number of mills||10||2||15||2||29|
(thousand green tonnes)
Source: Sawmill Survey (detailed)
1. Sawmills producing at least 25 thousand m3sawnwood (softwood and hardwood).
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