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Varieties Logs, timber and sawn wood
Packaging In stacks of 31.50” X 47.24”
Size Thickness of 15 to 100mm, width 75 to 300mm and length 1.83, 2.44, 3.05, 3.66, 4.27, 4.88, 5.49, 6.10, 6.71 and 7.32 meters
Availability January to December
Storage Dry place
Transportation conditions In dry containers under room temperatures
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The Central African Republic is among countries whose economies rely on wood trade. In 2017, the country exported wood and wood products amounting to US$22.13 Million. The Central African Republic wood export amounted to 66.3 million US dollars in 2015. The drop in exports resulted from the global economic crisis. In 2009, the wood sector made up 13% of the country’s GDP. The state had a forest cover of 6,915,231hactares as at 2019 making up for 36% of the land. 

The climatic conditions of the country support the thriving of different species of trees. The dense humid rainforest The country also has a vast land available for forestry.  

The forestry sector has created employment for its citizens while earning them country foreign exchange. Wood production and trade accounts for 4,000 permanent jobs in this growing economy. Thousands of others are employed temporarily in the same industry.

Researchers have ascertained that countries with a more significant forestry cover have a higher potential for growth. 1% increase in countries’ wood exports leads to a 0.022% economic growth in the short term. Like most developing countries, wood is a source of energy for a large percentage of the household. 

The country has the potential to produce enough wood for domestic use and exportation. The forests in the Central African Republic are mostly natural, with only 2% planted.

The primary wood products exported by the Central Africa Republic include logs\ timber and sawn wood. Logs production makes up a more significant percentage of wood exports. In 2015, the country exported logs of 624 thousand m3. The export of the Central African Republic wood earns the country 40% of its export income.

The common wood producing species include Iroko (Milicia excelsa), Sipo (Entandrophragma utile), Aniegré (Aningeria spp.), Ayous (Triplochiton scleroxylon) and Sapelli (Entandrophragma cylindricum). Other species include Dibétou (Lovoa trivialities, Padouk (Pterocarpus spp.), Tiama (Entandrophragma angolense), Bossé (Guarea cedrata) and Kossipo (Entandrophragma candollei).

Since 1990, the exploration of forests in central Africa republic has under a national code that stipulates that “all industrials exploration\ logging of forest domain is subject to being in possession of a logging and management permit (PEA). 

Mature trees explored down using machines upon maturity, peeled and split into logs, timber and other wood products. The wood is then artificially dried. The wood is then measured in inches\meters and packaged into containers to various destinations across the world.

Transportation of Central  African Republic wood is mainly affected by the poor infrastructure and the landlocked nature of the country. Mostly it is done by road, rail, river and sea to China 36%, France 21%, Vietnam 18%, Germany 10%, Austria 3%, Cameroon 3%, Turks and Taicos Island 2.3%, Portugal 1%, Senegal 1% and other countries. 

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