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Forest and Forest Products Country Profile: Republic of Bulgaria

This Forest and Forest Products Country Profile, prepared by the well-known national experts, contains information concerning the forest resources of Bulgaria and a description of the status, trends and developments taking place in the forest sector, including the areas in which the most important forestry activities have taken place over the past decade. For the forest sector, as for other branches of the Bulgarian economy, the period has been marked by the implementation of radical reforms necessitated by the changeover from a centrally planned to a market economy, efforts to achieve sustainable development in forest management, and a large scale return of confiscated forest lands back to the rightful owners. 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 Bulgaria, as well as from research and statistics from NGOs and other foreign sources.