Between 1982 to 2012, an estimated 80 million cubic meters of wood was illegally logged in Romania, according to the Minister Delegate for Water and Forests. The illegal logging activities caused $6.8 Million (€5 Billion) in damage.
From 2007 to 2012, the rate of the illegal logging in Romania doubled, with illegal logging now occurring at twice the rate of reforestation and regeneration.
The legal timber industry in Romania is worth $5.5 Billion (€4 Billion).
Source: AFP, “Massive logging leaves deep scars in Eastern Europe,” Google News, February 23, 2014.