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Wood Industry

 

Congo has large forest resources. The Congo Basin the second wooded whole world after the Amazon with about 204 million hectares. The forest occupies 60% of the area of Congo with 2 large logging areas:

 

  • Southwest: Niari valley, Massif du Chaillu, Chains Mayombe (~ 10 million hectares)
  • North: bowl Congolese and Western Sangha (~ 13 million hectares)

12 million hectares granted to logging. Until 1972, before oil, the timber industry was the main resource of Congo. New regulatory framework since 2000

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