After Malaysia, Papua New Guinea is now the second-largest exporter of tropical hardwoods in the world, with about 15 million hectares of the country’s 30 million hectares of total land mass considered suitable for forestry development.
Products include raw log exports, sawn timber, veneer sheets, logs, plywood, processed timber and woodchips.
The PNG Forest Industries Association says PNG has a number of competitive edges over other timber-producing countries, including substantial wood and labour resources, and close proximity to world markets, including China and Japan for low-end products; and to Australia and the United States for high-value and value-added forestry products.
Interior of prefabricated timber house
A prefabricated Managers House made in PNG Forest Products
PNG-made office furniture
A clo clock made from PNG timber