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Production of sawn softwood by mills in each country

1.9 million m3 (51%) of sawn softwood was produced by sawmills in Scotland in 2018 (Table 2.14).  A further 31% was produced by mills in England, 9% in Wales and the remaining 10% in Northern Ireland.

Over the last 10 years production of sawn softwood in the UK has increased by 31%.  For mills in England, Wales and Scotland, most of this increase has occurred in the earlier part of this period, whilst there has been a more recent increase in Northern Ireland.

Table 2.14 Production of sawn softwood by country, 2009-2018.

Year England Wales Scotland Northern Ireland UK
thousand cubic metres
2009 860 267 1413 268 2809
2010 927 291 1560 275 3053
2011 954 316 1666 291 3227
2012 1001 326 1747 288 3361
2013 1026 349 1873 289 3536
2014 1091 354 1985 286 3716
2015 1056 324 1787 284 3451
2016 1093 366 1871 294 3624
2017 1156 319 1920 326 3721
2018 1122 313 1888 351 3674

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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