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Forest Products Annual Market Review, 2006-2007
Geneva Timber and Forest Study Paper 22, ECE/TIM/SP/22

The UNECE/FAO Forest Products Annual Market Review, 2006-2007 provides general and statistical information on forest products markets in 2006 and early 2007 in the UN Economic Commission for Europe region (Europe, North America and Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia).

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 wood energy, 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 available below.

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Table of Contents
Chapter 1 - Wood energy policies and markets reshaping entire forest sector: Overview of forest products markets and policies, 2006-2007
Chapter 2 - Policy issues related to forest products markets in 2006 and 2007
Chapter 3 - United States housing downturn affecting many counties - positive trends in European housing: Economic developments affecting forest products markets, 2006-2007
Chapter 4 - Strong sawnwood and pulp markets push roundwood prices to record highs: Wood raw material markets, 2006-2007     
Chapter 5 - Europe and Russia soar as North America retreats: Sawn softwood markets, 2006-2007
Chapter 6 - Russia makes bid to boost production while China turns up the pressure: Sawn hardwod markets, 2006-2007
Chapter 7 - Panel industry squeezed by energy costs, fibre supply and globalization:
                 Wood-based panels markets, 2006-2007                    
Chapter 8 - Paper and pulp output continues to climb in Europe and Russia, but falls in North America: Markets for paper, paperboard and woodpulp, 2006-2007
Chapter 9 - Energy policies reshaping forest sector: Wood energy developments in the UNECE region, 2006-2007
Chapter 10 - Biomasse for energy and plantations - new certification driver: Certified forest products markets, 2006-2007
Chapter 11- Increasing global demand benifits value-added trade, but downturn in US housing hurts engineered products: Value-added wood products markets, 2006-2007
Chapter 12 - Lower tropical exports boost prices: Trends in tropical timber production and trade, 2005-2007