21% of the Hungarian forests is oak forest, so this specie is one of the most important hardwood in our country. The most common species are the common oak (Quercus robur) and the sessile oak (Quercus petraea). The former one is mainly spread on plains while the other one is mainly common in highlands.
At the sawmills mainly strips and elements are provided, while at the furniture industry oak is used as solid raw material and as veneer, too. It is also the most important raw material of the barrel production, and is popular as sleeper as well.