Forestry products

Forestry products are another growth area for business opportunity in Eastern Province, with timber; honey and bees wax being the major products.  Forests in the Province occupy an estimated 5.8 million hectares, with a stocking density of 450cubic metres per hectare.  Valuable tree species, which have a stocking density of 90 cubic metres per hectare, attract prices of 500 – 1,000 US $ per cubic meter.  Overall, the Province can produce 7,000 cubic metres of indigenous valuable sawn timber per year