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DRC Timber Trade Tracker

Trade map showing timber exports from DRC onto international markets, considered illegal or high risk.[1] Data updated on a quarterly basis.
[1] To read Global Witness report on DRC’s timber trade and company responses, click here

Source information

The figures used in this infographic are based on the best available data (albeit incomplete) and are calculations based on data from DRC’s Direction Générale des Douanes et Accises and the Office Congolaise de Contrôle. These have been checked for consistency against other sources of trade data such as Eurostat, PIERS and General Administration of Customs of the People's Republic of China. The data is updated on a quarterly basis. Figures are in Roundwood Equivalent (RWE), a measure to account for the volume of roundwood (logs) used to produce exported sawn wood. Sawn wood currently represents a very small percentage of DRC’s timber exports, with the majority exported as logs. Our figures combine sawn timber and logs exports in one figure (see for a further explanation of RWE). Please note that figures are displayed in the English numeral system.