Amount of Illicit Timber Purchased by Countries in 2008

The United States, Japan, United Kingdom, France, and the Netherlands purchased 11.7 million cubic meters of timber worth $8.4 Billion that was cut down by illegal logging activities in 2008.

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Decline in Unauthorized Logging Between 2002 to 2010

Illegal logging declined worldwide by 22 percent in 2010 when compared to 2002, according to London based Chatham House. In the time period, Indonesia saw declines in illegal logging of 75 percent, and Cameroon saw declines of 50 percent. However, illegal logging is so prevalent in Indonesia that in 2010, even with the 75 percent decline, illegal logging in Indonesia still consists of 40 percent of all timber harvest.

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