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Number of sawmills by country

Around one half (53%) of the 169 active sawmills in 2016 were in England, around one third (33%) were in Scotland, 9% in Wales and 5% in Northern Ireland (Table 2.9).

Year England Wales Scotland Northern Ireland UK
2007 105 20 70 10 205
2008 103 18 68 8 197
2009 101 17 68 9 195
2010 98 17 65 9 189
2011 96 16 64 9 185
2012 95 15 62 9 181
2013 92 15 60 9 176
2014 92 15 58 9 174
2015 91 15 56 9 171
2016 90 15 55 9 169

Source: Sawmill Survey

Data: Longer time series of the above table, and for mills in England by region, are available from the Data Downloads web page.

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