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Timber Risk Score: 100 / 100 in 2017. The Timber Legality Risk Assessment contains an evaluation of the risk of illegality in Ukraine for five categories and 21 sub-categories of law. We found:

  • Specified risk for 0 sub-categories.
  • Low risk for 13 sub-categories.
  • No legal requirements for 8 sub-categories.

This page provides an overview of the legality risks related to timber produced in Ukraine.

32.7% (11.4 million ha) of Ukraine is covered by forests of which:

  • About 53% is naturally-regenerated forest
  • About 46% is planted forest.

Roundwood production totalled 55.6 million m3 in 2015. The forestry sector (including wood processing and pulp and paper) contributed US$ 26.1 billion to the economy in 2011, which was nearly 0.8% of the GDP.

NEPCon has evaluated Ukraine as low risk for illegally harvested timber. If you are sourcing timber from Ukraine you should still take care to ensure that risks are not present in your supply chains.


Information gathering

Timber source Description of source type
Public forest Timber from production forest owned by the Federal Republic, Federal States, and Communes.
Private forest Timber from production forest owned by private entities.
Church-owned forest Timber from production forest owned by churches (Note: extremely small area and therefore limited source of timber)
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