Forest Industry In Galicia - an overview

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Business & Mgmt

Published on February 12, 2009

Author: MonteIndustria

Source: slideshare.net

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The presentation gives an overview of forest based industry in Galicia (Spain).
Annual Fellings, Forest Area, Wood Based Products key figures...

[presented 20.11.08 in Santiago de Compostela]

FOREST BASED INDUSTRY IN GALICIA an overview

Galician Forests - Main Figures “ 4th National Forest Inventory is starting” 3rd National Forest Inventory 1996 Change 1986-96 Forest 1.342.222 ha + 34% Standing Volume 133 M m 3 o.b. + 47 % Average Volume / ha 94,70 m 3 o.b. + 42 % Annual Increment 11 M m 3 + 35 % Annual Fellings 6 M m 3 (1996)  7,4 M m 3 (2007)

Galician Forests - Main Figures 98% of the forest is PRIVATE FOREST 672.000 individual forest owners (in a 2.7 million population) less than 2 hectares in 2 or 3 different plots per owner . 80% of the plots is smaller than 0,5 ha. 2.800 private communal forests average size 250 ha, 36% managed by Forest Service through contracts Industry Manages directly less than 12.000 hectares

Galician Forest Stands

Average Rotation Eucalyptus: globulus 12 - 17 years (20-30 High Quality sawlogs) Pinus pinaster: 30 – 35 years Pinus radiata: 25 – 30 years Pinus sylvestris: 60 years Quercus robur : 80 years Castanea sativa: 60 years :

Annual Fellings

 

Galicia produces 50-55 % Spanish roundwood

Galicia produces 50-55 % Spanish roundwood 40% Spanish Sawnwood, 33% Spanish Panels, (74 % Spanish Fibreboards) . 30% Spanish Pulp (Supplies 50% of Spanish wood for pulp). Forest Based Industries in Galicia – Basic Figures

Forest Based Industries in Galicia – Basic Figures

Forest Based Industries and Employment in Rural Areas Forest based industry is the leading source of industrial employment in 10 Galician counties and the second in 13 more Counties where forest and forest based industries mean more than 25% of total employment

Forest based industry is the leading source of industrial employment in 10 Galician counties and the second in 13 more

Forest Value Chain in Galicia 2007 * (*) Firewood and other minor uses outside the FBI value Chain not Included FIRST TRANSFORMATION IN GALICIA Eucalyptus 3.171.000 m 3 o.b. Softwood (99% Pine) 3.767.000 m 3 o.b. Other Broadleaves 463.000 m 3 o.b. GALICIAN TOTAL ROUNDWOOD HARVEST : 7.401.000 m 3 o.b. Sawmills 353 companies 3.220.000 m3 o.b. Panel, Plywood and Veneer 22 production lines 2.024.000 m3 o.b. Pulpmill 1 plant 1.305.000 m3 o.b. 1.867.000 m 3 Sawnwood 2.007.000 m 3 Panels 423.500 Tn Pulp T.C.F. 100% Particles 34 % M.D.F. 54% Plywood 5 % Other 3% Veneer < 1% Hardboard 3% Softwood 83% Eucalyptus 9% Other Hardwoods 9% 970.000 t 65.000 t Recovered wood

Madrid, 18 Noviembre de 2008 Its Better a land with trees in its forests than an State with Gold in its Banks

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