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Number of sawmills by country

Around one half (53%) of the 157 active sawmills in 2018 were in England, around one third (33%) were in Scotland, 8% in Wales and 6% in Northern Ireland (Table 2.9).

Table 2.9 Number of sawmills by country, 2009-2018

Year England Wales Scotland Northern Ireland UK
2009 101 17 68 9 195
2010 98 17 64 9 188
2011 96 16 63 9 184
2012 95 15 61 9 180
2013 92 15 59 9 175
2014 92 15 57 9 173
2015 92 15 55 9 171
2016 89 15 54 9 167
2017 88 14 53 9 164
2018 83 13 52 9 157

Source: Sawmill Survey

Data: Longer time series of the above table, and for mills in England by region, 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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