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Roundwood purchased by softwood round fencing manufacturers

A total of 294 thousand green tonnes of softwood (UK grown and imported) was purchased by softwood fencing manufacturers in 2018 (Table 2.26).  This represents a decrease of 8% from the 2017 total of 319 thousand green tonnes.

Table 2.26 Total roundwood purchased by softwood round fencing manufacturers, 2009-2018

Year Size category (consumption)1    Total
  <1 1 – <5 5 – <10 10+  
thousand green tonnes     
2009 7 66 82 239 394
2010 7 63 86 213 369
2011 8 65 60 250 383
2012 8 57 69 226 360
2013 7 57 79 204 346
2014 7 54 74 201 335
2015 6 46 79 185 316
2016 7 41 78 177 303
2017 6 45 71 197 319
2018 6 39 60 188 294

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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