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Consumption of softwood by size of mill

Despite accounting for only 18% of all sawmills (see Table 2.8), those with total annual sawnwood production of 25 thousand m3 or more accounted for 86% of the total softwood consumed by sawmills in 2018 (Table 2.11).

Table 2.11 Consumption of softwood by size of mill, 2009-2018

Year Size of Mill (total production)1       Total
  <1 1 – <5 5 – <10 10 – <25 25 – <50 50 – <100 100+  
thousand green tonnes
2009 35 201 145 664 670 1323 2253 5291
2010 35 194 147 744 537 1373 2689 5719
2011 32 188 148 685 615 830 3486 5984
2012 33 185 175 539 738 1133 3395 6198
2013 36 185 169 578 702 777 4085 6532
2014 36 167 156 588 731 1090 4117 6884
2015 31 168 196 553 795 801 3805 6350
2016 29 155 191 588 372 1117 4270 6720
2017 29 173 152 671 339 1352 4122 6838
2018 32 152 117 626 585 1102 4134 6749

Source: Sawmill Survey

Notes:

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/.

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Sources chapter: Sawmill Survey

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