The financial crisis has had an impact on the timber industry of the countries of Central Africa. The crisis has led to a decline in exports, tax revenues and a loss of jobs in Congo, Cameroon and Gabon. The overall objective of this paper is to analyze the impact of this crisis on the timber industry of these countries. Specifically, it primarily analyzes the potential for production and export of these countries, then goes on to highlight the effects of the crisis, and finally analyzes the measures taken by governments, points out the limitations and proposes alternative solutions. The methodology is based upon an analysis of reports and documents from the IMF, the ADB of the BEAC, FORAF, various ministries in charge of forestry of the three countries, and the International Tropical Timber Organization. The quantitative and qualitative indicators were used to assess the effects of the crisis and the measures to be taken. However, log exports have fallen by nearly 15% in Gabon. The logs and lumber have lost -3.32 and -17% in Cameroon. In Congo, exports of sawnwood and Rodin Eucalyptus fell respective way, either - 16.7% and -17%. The loss of jobs is estimated at 50% in Congo, in Cameroon 1,500 people are laid off and there were 762 redundancies. In Gabon, the forest sites Corawood in Gabon has embarked on a deletion of positions estimated at 26% on all employees. The measures implemented by governments have limits at the level of request, business activity and employment levels.