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Cork in Portugal
Cork is a significant and iconic industry in Portugal, particularly in the region of Alentejo. Portugal is the world’s largest producer of cork, and cork oak trees are widespread throughout the country. The cork industry plays a vital role in Portugal’s economy and has a long history in the country.
The cork oak tree’s bark is harvested every nine to twelve years without causing harm to the tree, making cork a sustainable and renewable resource. The cork industry in Portugal is known for its commitment to environmental sustainability and responsible harvesting practices.
Portugal’s cork is primarily used in the production of cork stoppers for wine bottles, but cork is also used in a wide range of products, including flooring, insulation, fashion items, and various industrial applications. The versatility, durability, and eco-friendly nature of cork contribute to its popularity and demand worldwide.