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Roundwood and Forest Based Biomass Forecasting

All Ireland Roundwood Production Forecast 2016-2035

The first meeting of the all island roundwood production forecasting group (RPFG) took place on the 19th February 2014 with stakeholders representing the Sawmilling Sector, Coillte Teoranta, Private Forest Growers, Teagasc, the Northern Ireland Forest Service and the Forest Service in the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine. The overall objective of the group was in accordance with the recommendation of the COFORD Wood Mobilization Group i.e. to issue a new all Ireland roundwood production forecast for the period 2016-2035.

The All Ireland Roundwood Production Forecast 2016-2035 was launched on 19th October, 2016 by Andrew Doyle, T.D., Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine with responsibility for forestry.

Full details of the All Ireland Roundwood Production Forecast 2016 - 2035 as well as the associated forecast tables and the map based forecast tool are available here:

All Ireland Roundwood Production Forecast 2016-2035 (pdf 1,335Kb) 

RPF 2016-2035 Tables (Revised) (xls 268Kb) 

An overview of Roundwood Production Forecasting and Wood Mobilization (ppt 3,707Kb) 

Roundwood Production Forecast System

Other relevant forecasting publications and links (note links include content external to the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine):

All Ireland Roundwood Demand Forecast 2011-2020

COFORD All Ireland Roundwood Production Forecast 2011-2028

Coillte Production forecast 2000-2010

Coillte Production forecast 2011-2015

GROWFOR - Modelling and valuing forest growth

CLUSTER - A cluster-based approach for identifying farm forest resources to maximise potential markets

Irish Forests and Renewable Energy (2014)

Woodflow and forest-based biomass energy use on the island of Ireland (2014)

Roundwood supply, wood energy and related issues in the UNECE region

Forestry Commission UK - 25-year forecast of softwood timber availability (including Northern Ireland softwood forecast)