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Volume of harvested wood up by 1.4pc to 18.13 million cubic metres in 2015

The volume of wood harvested in 2015 has increased by 1.4 percent to 18.133 million cubic metres from 17.889 million cubic metres in 2014, according to data released  by the National Institute of Statistics (INS).
The biggest volume of wood was harvested in the Nord-Est development region (26.5pc of the total amount), followed by the Centre region (22pc), the North-Vest (12.8pc), West (12.6pc), South-Muntenia (10pc), Southwest-Oltenia (8.4pc), Southeast (7.3pc) and Bucharest – Ilfov (0.4pc).
Forest regeneration works were performed on 98,453 hectares, down by 2.5pc against 2014. Out of this area, all wood was harvested on 4,942 hectares (5pc).
The area of the national forest fund has recorded in 2015 an increase by 10,534 hectares (0.16pc), compared to 2014, to 6.555 million hectares, the forests covering approximately 6.398 million hectares(97.6pc).

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