Forestry Sector

  • Cameroon’s 2nd largest export sector
  • Cameroon has the second largest forest reserve in Africa after the Congo with over 20 million hectares of forest.
  • 6 per cent of GNP.
  • Employs 45,500 people, with the majority being in the informal sector.
  • The adoption of the law in the forestry sector in 1994 and the partial ban on exports of logs in the raw state significantly contributed to the rapid industrialization of this sector.
  • The transport of wood is successfully carried out but it has not yet reach full capacity
  • Opportunities exist here for investors interested in wood processing for the local and foreign market