Estonia - Forestry

The government estimated that some 45% of the land area was covered by forests and woodlands in 1999. The production of wood and wood products is the second-largest industry after textiles; two cellulose plants (at Tallinn and Kehra) use local raw material, but have caused significant environmental problems. There is also a fiberboard processing plant (for furniture making) at Püssi. Roundwood production amounted to 8.9 million cu m (314 million cu ft) in 2000; when exports of 4.4 million cu m (155 million cu ft) of roundwood were valued at $135.9 million. Total forestry exports in 2000 amounted to $381 million; imports, $105.7 million.

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