Mongolia - Forestry



Forests cover about 6.8% of the total territory of Mongolia, mainly in the area around Hövsgöl Lake. It is estimated that the country's total timber resources represent at least 1.25 billion cu m (44 billion cu ft). Birch, cedar, larch, and fir trees predominate. In 2000, the timber cut was 6,314,000 cu m (222.9 million cu ft), with 29% burned as fuel. The lumber industry yielded 300,000 cu m of sawn wood that year.

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