Forest products

Fifteen AOSIS members list timber or hardwood forests as one of their main natural resources. 1 Of these, Fiji, Guyana, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Suriname and Vanuatu report wood processing as one of their main industries.

Many of the smaller states and territories in Oceania and all the states in North and Central America except Cuba are dependent on imports to meet their needs for sawnwood and wood-based panels and paper. Countries which rely on imports for fuelwood and charcoal and/or industrial roundwood include Bahrain, Cyprus, Malta and Mauritius and some of the smaller states in the South Pacific region.

Notes

1 - Bahamas, Belize, Cuba, Cyprus, Dominica, Fiji, Grenada, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Saint Lucia, Suriname and Vanuatu. Source: AOSIS.
last updated:  Saturday, October 15, 2005