E6: Volume of timber brought to market per annum from English sources

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Short description:

This indicator shows changes in the volume of commercial timber brought to market from woodlands in England by Forestry England from the nation’s forests, and by other owners of woodland. It is a measure of the level of active management of woodland assets for economic productive purposes. The data are National Statistics from Forest Research on UK Wood Production and Trade.

Data are already published in the Forestry Commission’s annual Key Performance Indicators report.

Trend description:

The total annual volume of softwood and hardwood timber brought to market in England has increased from 2.3 million green tonnes in 2010 to 2.9 million green tonnes in 2019. Total removals from the nation’s forests managed by Forestry England have fallen by 20% over this period, whereas removals from other English sources have increased by 78%.


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Indicator name

Volume of timber brought to market per annum from English sources

Indicator reference


Outcome Indicator Framework theme

Natural Resources

Headline indicator status

Not applicable

Relevant goal(s) in the 25 Year Environment Plan
  • Using resources from nature more sustainably and efficiently
Relevant target(s) in the 25 Year Environment Plan
  • increasing timber supplies
Position in the natural capital framework
  • Service or benefit associated with natural capital asset
Related reporting commitments
  • Related statistics on total UK fellings are provided to Forest Europe for reporting to the Ministerial Conference on the Protection of Forests in Europe and publication in the State of Europe’s Forests
Geographic scope


Status of indicator development


Date last updated

11 June 2021