Coillte is Ireland’s largest producer of sustainably certified roundwood
The raw material that sawmill and panel board customers process into high-quality timber and timber products.
The forestry sector supports some 12,000 jobs – largely in rural Ireland – and contributes about €2.3bn to the national economy, and is predicted to double in size over the next decade.
Coillte produces about 75% of Ireland’s timber supply and Sitka spruce is our main commercial tree species.
- In 2020, Coillte produced 2.31m cubic metres of wood
- Some 1.42m cubic metres of that wood was sold as sawlog to our sawmill customers
- In all, Coillte sold enough construction timber to build 50,000 homes, based on using an average of 46 cubic metres of timber per home