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Tuesday, 12 October 2021

Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment

Trade Data

Photo of Mairead FarrellMairead Farrell (Galway West, Sinn Fein)
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32. To ask the Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment the level of eucalyptus imports in 2020 and to date in 2021, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [49613/21]

Photo of Robert TroyRobert Troy (Longford-Westmeath, Fianna Fail)
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The Central Statistics Office compiles statistical data on goods imports.

Eucalyptus is classified within a number of trade classifications, or CN Commodity codes which are shown below, together with their descriptions. In the case of Code 44123300, eucalyptus is classified with other woods.

CN (Commodity Code) Descriptions of CN codes

44012210 Wood in chips or particles, of eucalyptus

44039800 Eucalyptus "Eucalyptus spp." in the rough, whether or not stripped of bark or sapwood, or roughly squared (excl. rough-cut wood for walking sticks, umbrellas, tool shafts and the like; wood in the form of railway sleepers; wood cut into boards or beams, etc.; wood treated with paint, stains, creosote or other preservatives)

44123300 Plywood consisting solely of sheets of wood <= 6 mm thick, with at least one outer ply of non-coniferous wood of the species alder, ash, beech, birch, cherry, chestnut, elm, eucalyptus, hickory, horse chestnut, lime, maple, oak, plane tree, poplar, aspen, robinia, tulipwood or walnut (excl. of bamboo, with an outer ply of tropical wood, and sheets of compressed wood, cellular wood panels, inlaid wood and sheets identifiable as furniture components)

Imports under these CN Codes for 2020 and January-July 2021 were as follows:

- 2020 2020 Jan-July 2021 Jan-July 2021
CN Code €’000 Tonnes €’000 Tonnes
44012210 0 0 1,484 22,637
44039800 16 6 0 0
44123300 6,823 11,249 5,791 8,732

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