Fiji Timber Resources

By Chris Werch

Types Of Trees

Hardwood

  • Oak
  • Maple
  • Ash
  • Mahogany

Softwood

  • Mangrove
  • Pine
  • Palm
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Mahogany

  • Expensive
  • High quality
  • Used in furniture
  • Introduced in 1950

Mangrove

  • Holds soil in place
  • Can lives in water up to three feet deep
  • Not harvested

Pine

  • Used for paper
  • Not as successful as mahogany

Area

  • There is only 177 sq mi of mahogany plantation in Fiji
  • There is only about 200 sq mi of other trees in Fiji

Problems

Import & Export

The import is larger than the export so they will steadily lose money until they fix the problem

Profit Percents

The largest percent of income they have is "unclassified transactions", which isn't good

Water

Witha growing number of people coming for the nice beaches and perfect weather the tourism industry will become a problem in upcoming years with due to a small amount of water

Industry

Harvesting

The first of the planted mahogany trees were ready to be harvested in 2010

Developing

The timber industry is struggling but it is on track to to be making money instead of losing money by 2020

Products

Mahogany is a very popular wood used in furniture but Fiji also sells lots of pine to paper companies


Bibliography

The International Timber Asociation

"Fiji - The International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO)." The International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO). N.p., n.d. Web. 26 Feb. 2013. <http://www.itto.int/sfm_detail/id=12380000>.

Wikipedia

"Geography of Fiji - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia." Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. N.p., n.d. Web. 26 Feb. 2013. <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geography_of_Fiji>.