Samoa - Forestry

The nation's forest area is estimated at 105,000 ha (259,000 acres). Reforestation projects are concentrated on Savaii, which accounts for 80% of the nation's forest area. A large-scale timber-milling enterprise, established on Savaii in 1970, began to produce kiln-dried sawn timber and veneer sheets for export. Roundwood production in 2000 was 131,000 cu m (4.6 million cu ft), with 53% used as fuel wood. Timber imports were estimated at $2.2 million in 2000.

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