Dáil Éireann - Volume 457 - 18 October, 1995

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Timber Imports.

12. Mr. Ellis asked the Taoiseach the amount and value of timber imports for each of the years 1991 to 1994 under the categories of hardwood and softwood. [15102/95]

Mr. J. Higgins: The information requested by the Deputy is given in the following table, which I propose to circulate in the Official Report.

Imports of Timber, 1991-1994.

Year

Hardwood

Softwood

Unspecified

Total

Tonnes

£m

Tonnes

£m

Tonnes

£m

Tonnes

£m

1991

47,599

23.0

148,930

38.5

25,602

5.3

222,131

66.7

1992

69,786

29.1

169,077

41.7

12,309

2.4

251,172

73.2

1993

54,843

26.8

149,808

37.2

17,067

3.2

221,718

67.2

1994

75,280

41.8

196,811

57.3

26,761

3.7

298,852

102.8

Note: Overall, approximately 90 per cent of trade is classified by commodity. The unclassified trade includes intra-EU estimates (from January 1993 onwards), low value transactions and some parcel post and Shannon Free Airport trade.