Annual Forest Sector Statistics

An annual DAFM report has been published on the web that brings together previously published and new statistics on the forest sector in a single publication. The plan is to update the document annually to reflect changes in the forest sector, such as new afforestation:

Forestry Statistics - Ireland 2020 - DAFM
Forestry Statistics - Ireland 2019 - DAFM
Forestry Statistics - Ireland 2018 - DAFM
Forestry Statistics - Ireland 2017 - DAFM
Ireland's Forests - Annual Statistics: 2016 - DAFM
Ireland's Forests - Annual Statistics: 2015 - DAFM
Ireland's Forests - Annual Statistics: 2014 - DAFM

Forest Carbon Stocks

Forest Carbon Stocks 2006, 2012 and 2017

Afforestation Ownership Breakdown

Afforestation breakdown of Farmer and Other Private Planting (2014 - 2019)
Afforestation breakdown of Farmer and Other Private Planting (2013 - 2018)
Afforestation breakdown of Farmer and Other Private Planting (2012 - 2017)
Afforestation breakdown of Farmer and Other Private Planting (2011 - 2016)
Afforestation breakdown of Farmer and Other Private Planting (2011 - 2015)
Afforestation breakdown of Farmer and Other Private Planting (2011 - 2014)
Afforestation breakdown of Farmer and Other Private Planting (2010 - 2013)

Grant-Aided Afforestation

Annual Grant Applications by Individual Owners (1980 - 2019)
Size and Number of Individual Private Grant-Aided Afforestation (1980 - 2019)
Woodland Improvement Sceme (1911 - 2019) - Areas and Species Tended and Thinned

Planting by Grant Premium Category (GPC)

Planting by Grant Premium Category (GPC) - 2014
Planting by Grant Premium Category (GPC) - 2013

Roading

Private Grant-aided Forest Road Building (metres) by County (2010 - 2019)
Private Grant-aided Forest Road Building (metres) by County (2009 - 2018)
Summary Harvesting Road (2007 - 2018)
Summary Harvesting Road (2007 - 2017)
Summary Harvesting Road (2007 - 2016)
Summary Harvesting Road (2007 - 2015)
Summary Harvesting Road (2007 - 2014)

Private Planting

Private Planting (2002 - 2019)
Private Planting (2001 - 2018)
Private Planting (1998 - 2017)
Private Planting (1997 - 2016)
Private Planting (1996 - 2015)
Private Planting (1995 - 2014)
Private Planting (1994 - 2013)
Private Planting (1993 - 2012)
Private Planting (1993 - 2011)
Private Planting (1993 - 2010)
Private Planting (1992 - 2009)
Private Planting (1991 - 2008)

Public Planting

Coillte Afforestation (1997 - 2019)
Coillte Afforestation (1997 - 2018)
Coillte Afforestation (1994 - 2017)
Coillte Afforestation (1993 - 2016)
Coillte Afforestation (1993 - 2015)
Coillte Afforestation (1993 - 2014)
Coillte Afforestation (1993 - 2013)
Coillte Afforestation (1992 - 2012)
Coillte Afforestation (1992 - 2011)
Coillte Afforestation (1992 - 2010)
Coillte Afforestation (1991 - 2009)
Coillte Afforestation (1990 - 2008)

Tree Species in Irish Forests

Tree Species in Irish Forests (2017)

Planting by Species and County

ALL PLANTING - by Species and County (2015)
ALL PLANTING - by Species and County (2014)
ALL PLANTING - by Species and County (2013)
ALL PLANTING - by Species and County (2012)
ALL PLANTING - by Species and County (2011)
ALL PLANTING - by Species and County (2010)
ALL PLANTING - by Species and County (2009)

Annual Planting of Broadleaves & Conifers by County

2019 Annual Planting of Broadleaves and Conifers by County
2018 Annual Planting of Broadleaves and Conifers by County
2017 Annual Planting of Broadleaves and Conifers by County
2016 Annual Planting of Broadleaves and Conifers by County
2015 Annual Planting of Broadleaves and Conifers by County
2014 Annual Planting of Broadleaves and Conifers by County
2013 Annual Planting of Broadleaves and Conifers by County
2012 Annual Planting of Broadleaves and Conifers by County
2011 Annual Planting of Broadleaves and Conifers by County
2010 Annual Planting of Broadleaves and Conifers by County
2009 Annual Planting of Broadleaves and Conifers by County
2008 Annual Planting of Broadleaves and Conifers by County

Total Afforestation By County and Broadleaf/Conifer

Total Afforestation By County and Broadleaf/Conifer (2010 - 2019)

Total Afforestation

Annual State & Private Afforestation (1920 - 2019)
Annual State & Private Afforestation (1920 - 2018)
Annual State & Private Afforestation (1920 - 2017)
Annual State & Private Afforestation (1920 - 2016)
Annual State & Private Afforestation (1920 - 2015)
Annual State & Private Afforestation (1920 - 2014)
Annual State & Private Afforestation (1920 - 2013)
Annual State & Private Afforestation (1920 - 2012)
Annual State & Private Afforestation (1920 - 2011)
Annual State & Private Afforestation (1921 - 2010)

Annual Afforestation (Ha) 1997 - 2019
Annual Afforestation (Ha) 1996 - 2018
Annual Afforestation (Ha) 1995 - 2017
Annual Afforestation (Ha) 1994 - 2016
Annual Afforestation (Ha) 1993 - 2015
Annual Afforestation (Ha) 1992 - 2014
Annual Afforestation (Ha) 1991 - 2013
Annual Afforestation (Ha) 1991 - 2012
Annual Afforestation (Ha) 1991 - 2011
Annual Afforestation (Ha) 1990 - 2010
Annual Afforestation (Ha) 1989 - 2009
Annual Afforestation (Ha) 1988 - 2008

Felling Licences Issued

Area (Ha) of Felling Licences Issued (2010 - 2019)

Public Sector Reforestation

Public Sector Reforestation (1933 - 2019)

Forest Damaged by Fire

Area of Forest Damaged by Fire (1930 - 2019)

Forest Cover

Forest Cover Maps by County - DAFM Website (2020)
Forest Area by County (NFI, 2017)
Forest Cover 2017 (Map)
Forest Cover 1656 - 2017, Forest Area Changes & Value of Economic Forest Activity (Graphs)
Forest Area by County (NFI, 2017) & Forest Area in Ireland (1656-2017)
Total Forest Cover by County (2017) with Planting figures for 2016 & 2017
Total Forest Cover by County (2012)*)
Total Forest Cover by County (2011)
Total Forest Cover by County (2010)
Total Forest Cover by County (2009)
Total Forest Cover by County (2008)
*) At this time no further data are available for Total Forest Cover by County between 2012 and 2017

Cumulative Increase in Forest Estate

Cumulative Increase in Forest Estate (1980 - 2013)
Cumulative Increase in Forest Estate (1980 - 2012)

Cumulative Number of Individual Owners and Area by County

Cumulative Number of Individual Owners and Area by County (1980 - 2019)

Wood Fibre Use in the Republic of Ireland

Woodflow and forest-based biomass energy use on the island of Ireland (2018)
An overview of wood fibre use in the Republic of Ireland (2017)
Woodflow and forest-based biomass energy use on the island of Ireland (2016)
An overview of wood fibre use in the Republic of Ireland (2015)
An overview of wood fibre use in the Republic of Ireland (2014)
An overview of wood fibre use in the Republic of Ireland (2013)
An overview of wood fibre use in the Republic of Ireland (2012)
An overview of wood fibre use in the Republic of Ireland (2011)
An overview of wood fibre use in the Republic of Ireland (2010)
An overview of wood fibre use in the Republic of Ireland (2009)

Size of Afforested Areas

Size of Afforested Areas in Coillte and Private Plantations (2000-2017)
Size of Afforested Areas in Coillte and Private Plantations (1999-2016)
Size of Afforested Areas in Coillte and Private Plantations (1998-2015)
Size of Afforested Areas in Coillte and Private Plantations (2002-2009)
Size of Afforested Areas in Coillte and Private Plantations (2001-2008)

Applications for Felling Licences and Approvals / Enclosed and Unenclosed Planting

Applications for Felling Licences and Approvals (2010-2015) / Enclosed and unenclosed Planting 2011-2015

Trade Data

Forest harvest and trade data Ireland 2006 - 2007

Woodflow

Estimated Woodflow for the Republic of Ireland in 2007

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