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Production of sawn softwood by country

1.9 million cubic metres (52%) of sawn softwood was produced by sawmills in Scotland in 2016 (Table 2.14). A further 30% was produced by mills in England, 10% in Wales and the remaining 8% in Northern Ireland.

Whilst production of sawn softwood by mills in Scotland and England had recovered following the financial crisis to exceeded their 2007 peak levels by 2010, production by mills in Wales and Northern Ireland continues to remain lower.

Table 2.14 Production of sawn softwood by country, 2007-2016.

Year England Wales Scotland Northern Ireland UK
thousand cubic metres
2007 884 385 1452 359 3079
2008 846 303 1313 293 2755
2009 860 267 1413 268 2809
2010 927 291 1560 275 3053
2011 954 316 1666 291 3227
2012 1001 326 1747 288 3361
2013 1026 349 1873 289 3536
2014 1091 354 1985 286 3716
2015 1055 324 1787 284 3449
2016 1093 366 1871 294 3624

     

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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