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Roundwood purchased by softwood round fencing manufacturers

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     
2008 8 66 64 222 359
2009 7 65 76 220 367
2010 7 61 80 202 349
2011 7 63 57 236 363
2012 8 56 64 210 338
2013 7 55 75 194 332
2014 7 53 70 187 317
2015 6 46 75 161 288
2016 7 40 77 154 277
2017 6 44 67 178 295

Source: Survey of Round Fencing Manufacturers

Notes:

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/.

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Sources chapter: Survey of Round Fencing Manufacturers

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