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WOOD REMOVAL FROM TROPICAL FORESTS

By Rhett Butler  |  Last updated July 27, 2006

Figures from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) showing industrial roundwood removal for selected countries in 2005. Countries that have no reported figures have been omitted from the list. Only tropical countries are included.

Total wood removal figures for tropical countries as reported by FAO
CountryReported
Industrial roundwood removal,
2005
1000 m³ o.b.
1Brazil168,091
2Malaysia20,600
3Nigeria13,916
4Indonesia11,178
5Mexico7,667
6Uganda4,408
7Dem. Rep. of Congo4,199
8Myanmar3,880
9Gabon3,600
10Togo3,320
11Colombia3,246
12Cameroon3,211
13Tanzania2,833
14Sudan2,716
15Viet Nam2,500
16Kenya2,402
17Martinique2,300
18Côte d'Ivoire2,175
19Papua New Guinea2,001
20Costa Rica1,932
21Peru1,891
22Mozambique1,732
23Congo1,450
24Ecuador1,360
25Angola1,283



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