South Africa’s Forestry sector is one of the country’s thriving sectors that creates spinoffs of economic value into other sectors through an integrated value chain that includes sawn timber, pulp, paper, charcoal and cellulose-based products. Forestry accounts for about 9.8% of the country’s agricultural Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and 4.9% of South Africa’s manufacturing GDP. Contributing largely to the country’s overall economy and a highly sought-after quality that has an export value of over $1.9 billion.


South Africa has one of the highest degrees of forest certification in the world with 80% of the country’s timber plantations certified by the Forest Stewardship Council, those looking to invest in the sector can rest on their laurels with the knowledge that their investment is placed in a regulated sector.




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