Colombia - Forestry



Colombia's forested area is some 50 million hectares (123.6 million acres), or nearly 50% of the total area. Although much timberland is inaccessible or of limited value, the nation is self-sufficient in lumber. Roundwood production was 12.1 million cu m (427 million cu ft) in 2000; exports of roundwood were valued at $1.6 million that year. The soft tropical woods that predominate are also suitable for plywood production, for paper pulp, and for furniture manufacture; the wood pulp, paper and paperboard, and wood-based panels outputs in 2000 were 210,000 tons, 741,000 tons, and 206,000 tons, respectively.

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