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In 2018, sawmills in the UK consumed a total of 6.7 million green tonnes of softwood, a 1% decrease from 2017 (Table 2.7). A further 0.1 million green tonnes of hardwood were consumed by UK sawmills in 2018. Most of the logs, 6.4 million green tonnes softwood and 0.1 million green tonnes hardwood, were grown in the UK.
A total of 3.7 million m3 of sawnwood was produced in the UK in 2018, a 1% decrease from 2017.
There has been an overall increase in the levels of softwood consumption and sawn softwood production in the UK between 2009 and 2018.
In addition to producing sawnwood, sawmills also generate other products. Further information on other products produced by larger mills are provided in Tables 2.18 and 2.18a.
|consumption: thousand green tonnes, production: thousand m3 sawnwood|
|Consumption of||Production||Consumption of||Production|
|UK grown||Imported||Total||UK grown||Imported||Total|
Source: Sawmill Survey
Sources chapter: Sawmill Survey
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