WASHINGTON, DC (17 February 2015) — More than 30 percent of wood used by Indonesia’s industrial forest sector1 stems from the unreported clear-cutting of natural forests and other illegal sources instead of legal tree plantations and well-managed logging concessions,2 according to a new study analyzing Indonesian Ministry of Forestry and timber industry data to assess the sustainability of the country’s booming pulp and paper industry. The report also finds that if the country’s pulp and paper mills were to operate at full capacity, and if companies were to go forward with plans for a multi-billion dollar investment in new mills, the industry would need to double its legal supply of wood to meet demand.
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Figure: Licensed Area Reported under Forest-Related Activities
Figure: Production of Pulp Reported by the MoF and by Industry (APKI) and the Reported Use of Wood from Plantations
Figure: A Comparison of Reported Timber Use vs. Supply