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Forest Products Annual Market Review, 2003-2004
Timber Bulletin, Vol. LVII, ECE/TIM/BULL/2004/3

The UNECE/FAO Forest Products Annual Market Review, 2003-2004 provides general and statistical information on forest products markets in 2002-2004 in the UN Economic Commission for Europe region (Europe, North America and the Commonwealth of Independent States).

The Review begins with an overview chapter, followed by a chapter on the policy implications of market developments, then a description of the economic situation and factors affecting forest products markets in the region.

Market developments in five standard sectors, based on annual country-supplied statistics, are described for wood raw materials, sawn softwood, sawn hardwood, wood-based panels and paper and paperboard. 

Regular chapters discuss markets for certified forest products, value-added wood products and tropical timber. In each chapter production, trade and consumption are analysed and relevant development on specific markets and policies are included. 

Tables included with the text present summary statistical information.  Additional statistical tables are presented in supplementary files for most chapters.


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Forest Products Annual Market Review, 2003-2004

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Executive summaries:   English  PDF     French  PDF     Russian PDF

Table of contents and all pre-chapter material                                                                      PDF
Chapter 1 - Forest products markets climb to new records in the UNECE region: 
                Overview of markets and policies
- Overview of markets and policies
- Forest products market developments, 2003 to 2004
- Developments by product market sector
- Special market topics
- Policies affecting forest products markets 
Chapter 2 - Policy issues related to forest products markets in 2003 and 2004
- Forestry law enforcement, governance and trade
- Certification of sustainable forest management policy  evaluation
- Policies promoting the sound use of wood
- Research and development policies
- Industry competitiveness policies
- Climate change policy
- Wood energy promotion policy
- Trade policy, tariff and non-tariff barriers
- Phytosanitary measures
- Russia: developing a new forest code
Chapter 3 - Continued strength in United States housing and growing strength n eastern Europe
                 construction: Economic developments influencing forest products markets in 
                 2003 and 2004
- Economic developments in 2003
- Construction sector developments
Chapter 4 - Raw material consumption on the rise despite weak global economy and local oversupply
                Wood raw materials markets, 2003-2004
Tables 4   PDF
Chapter 5 - Riding the crest of the wave: Sawn softwood markets in 2003-2004 
Tables 5   PDF
Chapter 6 - Sawn hardwood markets show signs of recovery in 2003-2004:  Sawn hardwood markets,
Tables 6   PDF
Chapter 7 - 2003 was a turning point in wood-based panel industries: Wood-based panels markets,
Tables 7   PDF
Chapter 8 - Consumption climbs in central and eastern countries, stagnates in the west:
                Markets for paper, paperboard and wood pulp markets, 2003-2004
Tables 8   PDF
Chapter 9 - Public procurement policies boost demand: Certified forest products markets, 2002-2003
Chapter 10 - European industry tackles policy issues to remain competitive: 
                  Value-added wood products markets, 2001-2003
Chapter 11 - Markets rise in the East: Tropical timber market trends, 2002-2003
Annex                                                                                                                                              PDF