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Hardwood deliveries

There was a total of 0.8 million green tonnes of UK hardwood deliveries in 2018 (Table 2.6). The majority of UK hardwood deliveries (84% in 2018) were used for woodfuel.

Table 2.6 Deliveries of UK-grown hardwood, 2009-2018

Year Sawmills Pulp mills Wood-based
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Woodfuel1 Other2 Total
thousand green tonnes      
2009 76 0 1 400 59 536
2010 75 0 1 400 59 535
2011 81 0 1 400 59 541
2012 75 0 2 400 57 534
2013 74 0 0 400 58 532
2014 77 0 0 400 60 537
2015 76 0 0 400 91 566
2016 75 0 0 400 122 597
2017 66 0 0 600 71 738
2018 67 0 1 700 66 834

Source: industry surveys, industry associations.

Notes:

1.  Figures are based on processing industries' purchases of hardwood grown in the UK and estimates for woodfuel and other uses.          

2.  Woodfuel reported here is derived from stemwood and includes estimated roundwood use for biomass energy.

3.  The apparent increase in woodfuel from 2016 to 2017 reflects a new estimate of the level of hardwood deliveries for woodfuel and should not be interpreted as an increase in a single year.

4.  Other includes round fencing and roundwood exports.

Figure 2.2 Deliveries of UK-grown hardwood, 1994-2018

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Source: industry surveys, industry associations.

Notes:

1. Other includes round fencing and roundwood exports.

2.  The apparent increase in woodfuel from 2016 to 2017 reflects a new estimate of the level of hardwood deliveries for woodfuel and should not be interpreted as an increase in a single year.

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