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Sawn softwood product markets

In 2018, 36% of sawn softwood produced by larger sawmills was used for fencing, 33% for construction, 24% for packaging and pallets, and the remaining 7% went to all other markets (Tables 2.17 and 2.17a).

Table 2.17 Larger mills1, 2018 sawn softwood product markets

Product Market England Wales Scotland Northern Ireland UK
per cent of total softwood products markets     
Construction 18 20 42 43 33
Fencing 54 27 28 33 36
Packaging/pallets 24 41 22 18 24
Other 4 12 9 6 7
Total 100 100 100 100 100

Source: Sawmill Survey (detailed)

Notes:

1. Sawmills producing at least 25 thousand m3 sawnwood (softwood and hardwood).

      

Table 2.17a Larger mills1, 2014-2018: sawn softwood product markets

Year Product Market    Total
  Construction Fencing Packaging/pallets Other  
per cent of total softwood product markets     
2014 28 35 31 6 100
2015 27 36 30 6 100
2016 28 35 30 7 100
2017 32 36 24 8 100
2018 33 36 24 7 100

Source: Sawmill Survey (detailed)

Notes:

1. Sawmills producing at least 25 thousand m3 sawnwood (softwood and hardwood).

Additional resources

Sources chapter: Sawmill Survey

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