Ukraine - Forestry



About 16.5% of the total area was forest in 2000. While the radioactive contamination of forestland from the 1986 Chernobyl disaster is well-known, there is also widespread land, water, and air pollution from toxic wastes, which has also adversely affected timberlands. Forestry production in 2000 included: roundwood, 5.9 million cu m (208 million cu ft); wood-based panels, 275,000 cu m (9.7 million cu ft); wood pulp, 48,000 tons; and paper, 163,000 tons.

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