Timber production also declined dramatically after
independence. Production of logs dropped from 555,000
in 1973 to below 40,000 cubic meters in 1981 and 1982.
the government was interested in promoting production to
local manufacturing. Some valued woods, such as mahogany,
the rain forests in Cabinda, where there are also
and cypress plantations. A new state forestry company was
established in 1983 with aid from Cuba to revive the
Cabinda, and by 1985 log production had risen to 113,000
meters. In 1986 the Panga-Panga enterprise of Cabinda,
manufactured pressed wood, exported 123 million square
sheets to Italy.
Data as of February 1989