Of all the natural resources in Bosnia and Herzegovina, its timber is the most prominent as 63% of the country is covered in forests that can serve both the furniture and the construction industry. These forests have the potential to provide nearly 7 million m³ of round-wood annually, on a sustainable basis. Beech, oak, ash, pine and fir as well as more specialized woods such as walnut, apple and cherry are exported as raw material, half fabricated and finished products.
Over 60% of Bosnia and Herzegovina’s wood based products are exported, with finished furniture becoming an important product export. Currently, the largest markets for these producers are Western Europe, The United States of America and the Middle East.