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A total of 295 thousand green tonnes of softwood (UK grown and imported) was purchased by softwood fencing manufacturers in 2017 (Table 2.26). This represents a increase of 6% from the 2016 total of 277 thousand green tonnes.
Table 2.26 Total roundwood purchased by softwood round fencing manufacturers, 2008-2017
|Year||Size category (consumption)1||Total|
|<1||1 – <5||5 – <10||10+|
|thousand green tonnes|
Source: Survey of Round Fencing Manufacturers
1. Categories are based on total softwood consumption, in thousand green tonnes.
2. This table includes purchases of both UK grown and imported softwood, whereas table 2.24 relates to UK grown softwood only.
Data: Longer time series of roundwood purchased by round fencing manufacturers, by size category and by country (England/ Wales/ Scotland/ Northern Ireland) are available from the Data downloads web page at: www.forestresearch.gov.uk/tools-and-resources/statistics/data-downloads/.
Sources chapter: Survey of Round Fencing Manufacturers
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