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A total of 164 sawmills processed UK roundwood in 2017 (Table 2.8). Most mills (84%) produced less than 25 thousand m3 sawnwood (softwood and hardwood) during the year.
Over the past ten years, the number of active sawmills has reduced by 17%. Most of this decrease has occurred in the smallest size categories.
Table 2.8 Number of sawmills by size of mill, 2008-2017
|Year||Size of mill (total production)1||Total|
|< 1||1 – <5||5 – <10||10 – <25||25 – <50||50 – <100||100+|
Source: Sawmill Survey
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 at: www.forestresearch.gov.uk/tools-and-resources/statistics/data-downloads/.
Sources chapter: Sawmill Survey
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