Dáil Éireann - Volume 577 - 17 December, 2003
Written Answers. - Timber Exports.
Mr. Durkan Mr. Durkan
101. Mr. Durkan asked the Taoiseach the total value by species of timber exports in each of the past five years; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [31643/03]
Ms Hanafin Ms Hanafin
Minister of State at the Department of the Taoiseach (Ms Hanafin):The information requested by the Deputy is presented in the table below for 1998-2002 inclusive and for the period January to August 2003. August 2003 is the latest month for which data is available.
The other wood category is primarily residual. It is possible that, in the light of returns from 2000 onwards, that serious confounding between pine and other wood exists for earlier years.
The source data in this instance is dominated by Intrastat returns and accordingly may be limited by the reporting threshold, €635,000 for exports, below which traders are not obliged to supply detailed commodity data.
Dáil Éireann 577 Written Answers. Timber Exports.