According to information released on Monday (10-11-21) from the Central Statistics Office (CSO) — the statistical agency responsible for the gathering of “information relating to economic, social and general activities and conditions” in Ireland — loggers harvested almost four million cubic meters of wood from deciduous trees in Irish forests in 2019. Timber from these species, known as roundwood, accounts for around 1% of the entire Irish harvest, while coniferous trees produce most of the Republic’s commercial supplies.
The value of the four million cubic meters increased 5.7% in comparison to 2018, when the log harvest was 3.76 million cubic meters. On the other hand, the value of the timber fell slightly to €181 million in 2019 from €183.4 million the previous year.
The CSO also noted that state-owned forest account for two thirds of the roundwood cut in all of 2019.
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Volume of roundwood timber felled in 2019 up but value declines