Brunei

Brunei

About 70% of Brunei’s land area is forested, 70% of which are primary forests. The annual rate of deforestation was 0.4% between 1990 and 2010, but in the following 5 years, the forest area has remained stable (FAO, 2015).

The timber industry in the country is very small, and so the majority of domestic consumption is met by imports, predominantly from Malaysia (EFI, 2012). Illegal logging is an issue in the country, particularly to source agarwood (or gaharu), the resinous heartwood of Aquilaria trees.