Every year Angola exports around 12,000 cubic metres of wooden logs, mainly to European countries, the director-general of the Institute for Forestry Development (IDF), Tomás Caetano told Angolan news agency Angop in Luanda.
Caetano noted that Angola had started exporting wood and wood laminate just five years ago.
“The aim is to reach this amount of processed wood and thus prevent exports of wood logs,” said the IDF official.
Caetano also said that the main exports of wood were to European countries although some was exported to China, Japan, and the United States.
The main wood producing provinces are Cabinda, Zaire, Uíge, Bengo, Malanje and the planted forest corridor (eucalyptus), owned by the ministries for Agriculture, Rural Development and Fishing, Geology and Mining, and Industry, and the Benguela Railroad. (macauhub)