Papua New Guinea hosts the third largest expanse of tropical rainforest on the planet. Over 60% of PNG’s total land area is covered by forests.
Its current forestry products are raw log exports, sawn timber, veneer sheets, domestic log sales, plantation logs, plywood, processed timber exports and wood chips.
According to the Bank of PNG, exports were worth K1.27 billion in 2018. The PNG Forest Authority (PNGFA) estimates 12,000 people are directly employed in the sector and 20,000 indirectly.
All commercial timber production is controlled by private companies.
(Source: Doing Business in Papua New Guinea)
A listing of Papua New Guinea’s leading forestry businesses, including logging and timber processing and manufacturing businesses.