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Production of sawn softwood by size of mill

UK sawmills produced a total of 3.6 million cubic metres of sawn softwood in 2016, a 5% increase from the 2015 figure (Table 2.13).

Sawmills with total annual sawnwood production of 25 thousand cubic metres or more accounted for 85% of the total sawn softwood produced by sawmills in 2016.

Year Size of mill (total production)1    Total
  <1 1 – <5 5 – <10 10 – <25 25 – <50 50 – <100 100+  
thousand cubic metres        
2007 17 109 111 315 437 842 1248 3079
2008 18 116 104 315 369 797 1037 2755
2009 20 108 89 352 326 727 1187 2809
2010 19 109 84 395 304 693 1450 3053
2011 18 105 86 374 335 443 1867 3227
2012 18 103 95 314 393 561 1874 3361
2013 20 103 93 287 429 404 2200 3536
2014 20 88 91 282 448 563 2224 3716
2015 18 92 111 296 466 422 2045 3449
2016 17 85 106 338 186 597 2296 3624

Source: Sawmill Survey

Notes:

1. Categories are based on total sawnwood production (softwood and hardwood), in thousand m3.

Data: Longer time series of the above table are available from the Data Downloads web page.

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