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Woodfuel supply by sawmills and round fencing manufacturers

An estimated 797 thousand green tonnes (mainly softwood) of woodfuel were supplied by sawmills in 2018 and a further 72 thousand green tonnes were supplied by round fencing manufacturers (Table 2.31).  80% of the total woodfuel supplied was sold to bioenergy.

Table 2.31 Woodfuel supply1 by sawmills and round fencing manufacturers, 2014-2018

  Sales to bioenergy Sales as firewood Used internally for heat/energy Total
thousand green tonnes     
Sawmills        
2014 676 27 72 775
2015 614 12 45 671
2016 583 14 65 661
2017 623 15 96 734
2018 638 7 152 797
Round fencing manfacturers    
2014 55 5 1 61
2015 51 7 2 60
2016 57 7 1 65
2017 55 7 3 66
2018 58 9 5 72

Source: Sawmill Survey, Survey of Round Fencing Manufacturers

Notes:

1. Material reported as sales/use for woodfuel, but may have been used for other purposes.

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