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Forest Products Annual Market Review, 2004-2005
Timber Bulletin, Vol. LVII, ECE/TIM/BULL/2005/3

The UNECE/FAO Forest Products Annual Market Review, 2004-2005 provides general and statistical information on forest products markets in 2004-2005 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, 2004-2005

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Table of contents and all pre-chapter material                                                                      PDF
Chapter 1 - UNECE region forest products markets respond positively to globalization : 
                Overview of markets and policies, 2004-2005
- Forest product market and policy developments, 2004-2005
- Market sector developments
Chapter 2 - Policy issues influencing forest products markets in 2004 and 2005
- Chapter overview
- Forest law enforcement, governance and trade
- Initiatives to encourage the use of sustainably produced timber products
- Forest sector development policies
- Climate change policy
- Wood energy policies
- Trade policy and tariff and non-tariff barriers, including phytosanitary measures
- The emergence of China as a major player in the wood products manufacturing arena
Chapter 3 - Continued global economic recovery boosts housing constructions: 
                 Economic developments influencing forest products markets in 
                 2004 and 200
- Economic developments 
- Construction sector developments
Chapter 4 - Roundwood harvests reach record levels due to higher pulp and sawnwood demand:
                Wood raw material markets, 2004-2005      
Tables 4   PDF
Chapter 5 - Exceeding Timber Committee forecasts, sawn softwood markets rise to record levels:
                Sawn softwoods markets, 2004-2005
Tables 5   PDF
Chapter 6 - UNECE region hardwood markets strongly affected by global trade: 
                Sawn hardwood markets, 2004-2005
Tables 6   PDF
Chapter 7 - Striking recovery of the panels industry in 2004 - difficult to beat in 2005:
                 Wood-based panels markets, 2004-2005                      
Tables 7   PDF
Chapter 8 - Higher demand and production in 2004, but growth wavers in 2005:
                 Markets for paper, paperboard and woodpulp , 2004-2005
Tables 8   PDF
Chapter 9 - Western Europe certifies 50% and North America 30% of their forests: 
                 Certified forests products markets, 2004-2005
Chapter 10 - Value-added wood products industry implements policies to stay competitive: 
                  Value-added wood products markets, 2004-2005
Chapter 11 - Exports of tropical value-added products surpass primary products: 
                  Trends in the tropical timber trade in, 2003-2004
Annex                                                                                                                                              PDF