Cabinda is Angolan province to produce most wood

21 June 2007

Luanda, Angola, 21 June – Cabinda is the Angolan province to produce the most wood in the form of logs and transformed into planks and other products, and it is estimated that it exports 24,000 cubic meters of wood to countries such as the United States, Portugal and Spain, according to Angola’s Forest Development Institute (IDF).

Cited by television stations TPA, the Institute said that the province of Cabinda currently had 13 wood companies, five of which carried out logging and seven had processing units, only four of which were in operation.

For this year, the IDF estimates that logging activities will see a significant drop due to the amount of rain over the last three months, and pointed to production of 24,000 cubic meters.

The IDF also said that wood exported this year would total around 10,000 cubic meters as logs and 8,000 cubic meters in the form of sawed wood.

In 2005, the IDF charged taxes and other charges to the value of 6.6 million kwanzas, a figure which rose to 9.8 million in 2006. (macauhub)