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Production of sawn softwood by size of mill

UK sawmills produced a total of 3.7 million m3 of sawn softwood in 2018, a 1% decrease from the 2017 figure (Table 2.13).

Sawmills with total annual sawnwood production of 25 thousand m3 or more accounted for 86% of the total sawn softwood produced by sawmills in 2018.

Table 2.13 Production of sawn 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 m3        
2009 20 118 79 352 376 677 1187 2809
2010 20 113 79 395 304 693 1450 3053
2011 18 110 81 374 335 443 1867 3227
2012 18 108 90 314 393 564 1874 3361
2013 20 108 88 337 379 404 2200 3536
2014 20 98 81 332 398 563 2224 3716
2015 18 98 106 296 466 422 2045 3451
2016 17 90 101 338 186 597 2296 3624
2017 17 99 77 374 178 647 2328 3721
2018 19 88 55 355 311 519 2327 3674

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: Data Downloads – Forest Research.

Additional resources

Sources chapter: Sawmill Survey

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