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Tropical Hardwood Log Imports into Japan (units: cubic meters)





Region

1992

1993

1994

1995

4-year total

Laos

13,000

13,000

40,000

30,000

96,000

Myanmar (Burma)

13,000

76,000

22,000

17,000

128,000

Solomon Islands

309,000

346,000

338,000

381,000

1,374,000

Sabah

2,064,000

293,000

0

6,000

2,363,000

Papua New Guinea

1,163,000

1,754,000

1,932,000

1,586,000

6,435,000

Sarawak

6,363,000

4,922,000

4,463,000

3,902,000

19,650,000


The decrease in timber taken from Sarawak and Sabah is directly the result of declining forest cover and increasing environmental regulation.


Continued: Economic Restructuring


Other pages in this section:

A World Imperilled
Threats from Humankind
Economic Restructuring
Logging
Fires
Commercial Agriculture
Hydro, Pollution, Hunting
Debt
Consumption, Conclusion
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Subsistence Activities
Oil Extraction
Mining
War
Cattle Pasture
Fuelwood, Roads, Climate
Population & Poverty

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