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Woodfuel supply by sawmills and round fencing manufacturers

An estimated 661 thousand green tonnes (mainly softwood) of woodfuel were supplied by sawmills in 2016 and a further 65 thousand green tonnes were supplied by round fencing manufacturers (Table 2.31). 88% of the total woodfuel supplied was sold to bioenergy.

Table 2.31 Woodfuel supply1 by sawmills and round fencing manufacturers, 2012-2016

  Sales to bioenergy Sales as firewood Used internally for heat/energy Total
thousand green tonnes     
Sawmills        
2012 572 14 43 629
2013 575 17 55 647
2014 676 27 72 775
2015 614 12 45 671
2016 583 14 65 661
Round fencing manfacturers        
2012 71 4 1 76
2013 60 5 0 66
2014 55 5 1 61
2015 51 7 2 60
2016 57 7 1 65

      

Source: Sawmill Survey, Survey of Round Fencing Manufacturers

Notes:

1. Material reported as sales/use for woodfuel, but may have been used for other purposes.

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