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Geneva Timber and Forest Study Paper 24, ECE/TIM/SP/25

The UNECE/FAO Forest Products Annual Market Review, 2009-2010 provides general and statistical information on forest products markets in 2009 and early 2010 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 description of the economic situation of forest products markets in the region. It then presents the policy implications of market developments 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, carbon, 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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Executive summary
Electronic annex: Detailed statistical data tables and  trade flows and definitions
Table of Contents


Chapter 1

Overview of forest products markets and policies, 2008-2009

Chapter 2

Economic developments affecting the UNECE region in 2009-2010

Chapter 3

Policy issues related to forest products markets in 2009 and 2010

Chapter 4

Record low timber harvests put pressure on wood raw material prices: Wood raw material markets, 2009-2010

Chapter 5

Global financial fallout lingers,still affecting UNECE region: Sawn softwood markets, 2009-2010

Chapter 6

The long and hard struggle towards recovery: Sawn hardwood markets, 2009-2010

Chapter 7

Global panel industry caught up in economic storm: Wood-based panels markets, 2009-2010

Chapter 8

Rebound from steep drop in demand amid simmering global trade issues:Markets for paper, paperboard and woodpulp, 2009-2010

Chapter 9

Government policies increasingly promote renewable energy sources: Wood energy markets in the UNECE region, 2009-2010

Chapter 10

Certification in a rebounding economy: Certified forest products markets,2009-2010

Chapter 11

Tumultuous year for emitters but carbon markets grow: Forest sector carbon markets,2009-2010

Chapter 12

With 2010 forecasts positive, manufacturers look to better times: Value-added wood products markets, 2009-2010

Chapter 13

Tropical timber market improves slowly from economic crisis: Tropical timber trends, 2008-2010


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