According to national legislation currently in effect in CAR, forest concessionaires must process 70% of the logs they harvest within a processing unit (sawmill, peeling unit, etc.), for the main species that are harvested (so-called 1st category species).
According to ITTO (2019)
the industry of the Central African Republic produced in 2017 about 627 thousand m3
of logs. However, other sources (CDF 2018) indicate that 530,000 m3
of logs were produced in 2017, of which nearly 280,000 m3
were exported in the form of logs and 80% of the sawnwood produced was exported.