Costa Rica: Figures in the Timber Sector

In 2014 1.017.000 cubic meters of roundwood timber were processed, of which 78% came from forest plantations, 20% from land in use and agriculture, and 2% from forests.

Monday, August 24, 2015

From a summary of the study by the National Forestry Office (ONF):

As part of the results revealed in this report, it is estimated that the industry of primary wood processing, in both stationary and portable plants, processed 1,017,000 cubic meters of roundwood (m3-r). Of that amount, 788,666 m3-r (77.6%) come from forest plantations, 207,693 m3-r from land used for agricultural (20.4%) and 20,640 m3-r from forests (2%). This information confirms a 4.4% increase in volume compared to the amounts reported in 2013.

Wood processed in the forest industry is mainly used for the following applications: packaging 42.9%, construction 23.2%, 11.1% furniture, raw and sawed exports 20.5% and 2.3% for other uses (board manufacturing, car bodies, etc).

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