Sector profile: Forestry

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Papua New Guinea’s forestry sector has bounced back from the 2008/9 slump, and is looking to value-adding, together with sustainability and traceability practices, for its growth. Papua New Guinea has immense forestry operations, with some 29 forest concessions covering 3.5 million hectares. Eight-four percent of PNG’s landmass is covered by forest, and 5.7 million hectares […]

Competitiveness and PNG goods

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Papua New Guinea’s producers are continuing to profit from the country’s unprecedented economic boom as well as high international commodity prices, but they still face a mighty array of challenges. Made in PNG asks what factors influence the demand for PNG goods at home and overseas. You might assume that, given its low per capita […]

Forestry: Making more from a sustainable resource

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Papua New Guinea’s forestry sector contributes 4% of the country’s GDP, with significant room to grow as it responds to the rising demand for sustainable and traceable forest products. While most of its income is from the export of round logs, PNG also produces furniture, plywood, prefabricated buildings and other forest products for domestic and export […]

Selling PNG’s produce to the world

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Papua New Guinea’s produce and products continue to find new markets overseas. Currently, the vast bulk of PNG’s exports are raw or part-processed commodities such as coffee, cocoa, palm oil and timber, although there is an increased emphasis on value-adding prior to export. The way to market differs depending on the produce. Commodity exports PNG […]