Scientific and practical journal
Regional Economy

Journal Regional Economy -- re2021.02.083

Repository of Institute of Regional Research UDC 330.34:630(477.87); JEL Q23, О13
Slava, S. S., & Puhinska, V. V. (2021). Strukturno-dynamichni tendentsiyi rozvytku lisohospodars'koho sektoru Zakarpats'koyi oblasti [Structural and dynamic trends in the development of the forest sector of the Zakarpatska oblast]. Rehional'na ekonomika - Regional Economy, 100 (2), 83-90. DOI: [in Ukrainian].
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Slava Svitlana Stepanivna

Ph.D. of Economics, Associate Professor

Professor of the Department of economics and entrepreneurship of the Uzhhorod National University; Deputy Director of the Transcarpathian Regional Centre for Socio-Economic and Humanities Studies of NAS of Ukraine



Puhinska Vladyslava Vladyslavivna

Postgraduate of the Department of economics and entrepreneurship of the Uzhhorod National University




Forests play a key role in the economy and the ecology of any country. Ukraine is characterized by great forestry capacity. Today, the forests cover 17.7% (about 10.7 million hectares) of the 60.3 million hectares of the total area of Ukraine. Zakarpatska oblast is among the richest in forest resources not only in the Carpathian region, but also in the country as a whole. Within the Carpathian region, Zakarpatska oblast is characterized by high indicators of forest area, forest cover, and the share of forests against the national rates. The forest cover of the region is 51.5%. The oblast takes the leading place among all oblasts of Ukraine by the timber reserves and forest cover and is one of the first five oblasts by the area of the forest fund. Determining the development trends of forestry in Zakarpatska oblast and the Carpathian region as a whole will allow to better understand the current situation and possible ways to solve the main problems faced by the sector today, as well as the driving force for further growth. Based on the important role of forests in the future and the present and taking into account such important challenges as climate change and the emerging contradictory demands of society, understanding the dynamics of the sector is necessary to ensure further sustainable development of the forest industry not only in Zakarpatska oblast but also in Ukraine as a whole. The paper summarizes the main structural and dynamic trends in the development of the forestry sector of Zakarpatska oblast and proposes possible efficient solutions for the further development of the region. The paper also analyzes the trends of changes in the areas of forest reproduction by forestry enterprises in Ukraine and the oblasts of the Carpathian region. On the basis of the collected data the main objectives of the present development of the forestry sector of the Carpathian region and the state as a whole were identified, contributing to the optimization of forestry enterprises in Ukraine.


forestry, features of the Carpathian forests, profitability of forestry enterprises, Zakarpatska oblast


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