The vast majority of deforestation and illegal logging takes place in the tropical forests of the Amazon basin, Central Africa and Southeast Asia. Recent studies into the extent of illegal logging estimate that illegal logging
accounts for 50-90 per cent of the volume of all forestry in key producer tropical countries and 15-30 per cent globally. Meanwhile, the economic value
of global illegal logging, including processing, is estimated to be worth between US $30 and US $100 billion, or 10-30 per cent of global wood trade.