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Forest and Forest Products Country Profile: Georgia

This Forest and Forest Products Country Profile, prepared by the national expert, contains information concerning the forest resources of Georgia and a description of the status, trends and developments taking place in the forest sector and of the areas in which forestry activities have taken place over the past decade. For the forest sector, as for other branches of the Georgian economy, the period has been marked by the implementation of radical reforms necessitated by the changeover from a centrally planned to a market economy and by efforts to achieve sustainable development in forest management. The country profile contains tables, statistical data, diagrams, graphs and a brief analysis of the evolution of the forest sector, and data relating to the principal categories and volumes of goods and services in the forestry sector. Most of the figures cited are based on official data drawn from the statistical services of Georgia, as well as from research and statistics from NGOs and other foreign sources. Detailed information will be found in the annexes, which contain information on the social and economic situation of Georgia, as well as forest resources and forest products (import/export) data.