million m3 of logs produced (2017)
In 2019, MINOF declared 93 forest concessions, 38 communal forests, 142 timber sales and approximately and 50 community forests. These forest titles are managed by about 50 large international or national companies (59), about 40 medium-sized national companies (46) and about 30 rural communes (38) that own communal forests.
The most harvested species between 2010 and 2016 (FRMi 2018) are:
According to MINFOF (2018), Cameroon's logging industry produced approximately 3.3 million metres of logs in 2017. Most of this volume is used for the export of products from primary processing, which represents a total export value of US$933.7 million in 2018 (ITTO 2019, data 2018). Cameroonian exports are sold to all regions of the world, but mainly to China, Vietnam and Western Europe.
The Cameroonian exports are sold to all regions of the world. Besides overland export routes to other African countries, most timber is exported via the main port of Douala. This port is also used as one of the main ports for the export of timber harvested in the Republic of Congo and the Central African Republic.
ITTO (2019), data 2017