According to ITTO (2019), Guyana produced on average approximately 549,000 m3 of primary timber products between 2014 and 2018, which almost entirely originated from national forests. The country's timber exports are primarily based on the export of logs and to a smaller extent on the export of sawn wood. The total export value of primary timber products was around 65.2 million US dollars for the period 2014-2018 according to ITTO (2019).
The GFC has discontinued submitting production and trade data to ITTO since before 2014 and data reported by ITTO are based on estimates by ITTO (ITTO, 2019). According to the GFC Forest Sector Information Reports for the period 2014-2018, average production over this period was approximately 406,000 m³ per annum. According to GFC (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018) the total value of log, sawnwood, roundwood, veneer and plywood exports averaged 40.4 million US dollars per annum. For details on volume see the table below. A slump in both production and export occurred since 2014; average production over the period 2016-2018 fell to 359,000 m³ and export to 112,000 m³. The export value decreased steadily from 51.5 million US dollars in 2014 to 33.3 million US dollars in 2018.
Timber harvesting is mainly carried out in the central and north-eastern parts of the country since a lack of ready access and long distances to the market currently make the commercial harvesting of the forests in the south economically infeasible.