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Indonesia's developing forest industry

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Volume 10, Issue 6, pp 753–759

Indonesia's developing forest industry

  • Author 
  • Richard C. Allen
  • Thomas J. Straka
  • William F. Watson

  • Forum
    DOI: 10.1007/BF01867728

    Cite this article as: 
    Allen, R.C., Straka, T.J. & Watson, W.F. Environmental Management (1986) 10: 753. doi:10.1007/BF01867728


    Indonesia is a major exporter of tropical hardwoods. The country's goal is to establish integrated wood industries by reducing the export of unprocessed sawlogs. The value of hardwood sawlog exports has decreased by twothirds in 1986 dollars since 1978, while the value of hardwood sawnwood and plywood exports has increased sixfold. Sawlog exports are now banned. This article contrasts the official governmental policy on forest industry development with the operational realities of doing business in Indonesia.

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