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Number of sawmills by type of wood sawn

Around two thirds (67%) of the 164 active sawmills in 2017 processed softwood only (Table 2.10). A further 27% processed both softwood and hardwood, and the remaining 6% processed only hardwood.

Table 2.10 Number of sawmills by type of wood sawn, 2008-2017

Year Softwood only Hardwood only Both Total
2008 134 12 51 197
2009 130 10 55 195
2010 122 10 56 188
2011 120 10 54 184
2012 118 11 51 180
2013 118 11 46 175
2014 115 9 49 173
2015 112 9 50 171
2016 110 9 48 167
2017 110 10 44 164

Source: Sawmill Survey

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