We use some essential cookies to make this website work.
We’d like to set additional cookies to understand how you use forestresearch.gov.uk, remember your settings and improve our services.
Preparing to search
Table 7.5 shows the number of VAT and/or PAYE registered businesses classified under forestry and primary wood processing. The headings shown potentially include businesses not traditionally regarded as forestry or primary wood processing, and some businesses traditionally included in forestry and primary wood processing are excluded as they are classified to other headings of the Standard Industrial Classification (SIC).
A total of 4,150 forestry businesses, 540 sawmilling businesses, 130 wood-based panel businesses and 240 pulp & paper businesses were registered for VAT and/or PAYE purposes in the UK in 2018.
There has been an overall increase in forestry businesses over the last ten years, whilst sawmilling, and pulp and paper businesses have declined.
|Year||Forestry||Sawmilling||Panels||Pulp & paper|
Source: UK Business: Activity, Size and Location: 2018 (Office for National Statistics, October 2018).
1. All figures are rounded by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) to the nearest multiple of 5.
2. Categories are based on the UK Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) 2007 categories. Further details on the SIC codes used are provided in the Sources: Employment and businesses page.
Sources chapter: Employment and businesses
Cookies are files saved on your phone, tablet or computer when you visit a website.
Find out more about cookies on forestresearch.gov.uk
We use 3 types of cookie. You can choose which cookies you're happy for us to use.
These essential cookies do things like remember your progress through a form. They always need to be on.
We use Google Analytics to measure how you use the website so we can improve it based on user needs. Google Analytics sets cookies that store anonymised information about: how you got to the site the pages you visit on forestresearch.gov.uk and how long you spend on each page what you click on while you're visiting the site
Some forestresearch.gov.uk pages may contain content from other sites, like YouTube or Flickr, which may set their own cookies. These sites are sometimes called ‘third party’ services. This tells us how many people are seeing the content and whether it’s useful.