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Uploaded on Wednesday 18 Jun 2014
by Jarle Mjaasund
Wood charcoal production in Africa
Riccardo Pravettoni, GRID Arendal
In Africa 90% of wood consumed is estimated used for woodfuel and charcoal (East Africa 94%, North Africa 96%, Central Africa 87%, South Africa 49%, West Africa 92%). Africa has an official charcoal production of 30.6 million tons in 2012, worth approximately USD 6.1–24.5 billion annually at the point of sale.