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Number of sawmills by type of wood sawn

Around two thirds (65%) of the 169 active sawmills in 2016 processed softwood only (Table 2.10). A further 30% processed both softwood and hardwood, and the remaining 5% processed only hardwood.

Year Softwood only Hardwood only Both Total
2007 134 16 55 205
2008 134 12 51 197
2009 130 10 55 195
2010 122 10 57 189
2011 120 10 55 185
2012 118 11 52 181
2013 118 11 47 176
2014 115 9 50 174
2015 112 9 50 171
2016 110 9 50 169

Source: Sawmill Survey

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