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Special chapters in former Forest Products Annual Market Reviews

Special chapters on current issues and developments in forest products markets in the UNECE region and its trading partners occurred in the Forest Products Annual Market Reviews in 2002 and prior years. Some of these chapters, for example on specific country markets, have value beyond the year of printing. The chapters may be found on website: http://www.unece.org.unecedev.colo.iway.ch/timber/mis/fpama.html


Note to readers: We have found that some chapters of the Review have a longer life than the Annual Market Review. The following is a listing of all the special chapters, including their most important sections, in order to give an idea of their contents. Back issues are available on the Timber Committee website or through the secretariat. In 2003 we stopped including special chapters.

Timber Bulletin – Volume LV (2002)

 

Chapter 3 "Market effects of wood promotion", 11 pages

  • Market and market effects

  • How to reach market effects by wood promotion

  • Wood promotion of recent years is a success story!

  • Successful organizations

  • Is wood promotion in danger?

  • References

Chapter 4 "Trade links strengthening as Turkey's forest sector is modernized. Turkey's forest products markets", 12 pages

  • General economic development

  • Forest resources

  • Institutional framework

  • Roundwood market

  • Forest products industries

  • Foreign trade of wood products

  • Wood furniture

  • Paper industry

  • Prospects for Turkey's wood markets

Chapter 5 "Chile's forest products markets - a plantation success story", 8 pages

  • General economic developments

  • Forest resources

  • Institutional framework for forest and wood industries

  • Wood industry – production and consumption

  • Trade of wood and wood products

  • Prospects for the future of the Chilean wood industry

  • Conclusion

  • References

Timber Bulletin – Volume LIV (2001)

Chapter 3 "Romania's Forest Products Markets", 12 pages

  • General economic developments

  • Forest resources

  • Institutional framework - forest policy

  • The effects of the transition process

  • Forest products industry – production and consumption

  • Trade of wood and wood products

  • Integration into the EU

  • Prospects for wood industry

 

Chapter 4 "Influence on Japanese demand for wood products", 10 pages

  • Background

  • Wood use trends

  • General trends impacting wood use

  • Summary

  • References

Timber Bulletin – Volume LIII (2000)

Chapter 3 "Effects of the December 1999 storms on European timber markets", 15 pages

  • Damage magnitude: the equivalent of 2 years' harvest in 3 days!

  • Market effects: potential enormous imbalances mitigated through sector solidarity

  • Comparisons with 1990 market effects: similar problems and solutions

  • Assistance by governments: quick and multi-dimensional responsiveness

  • Positive outcomes?

  • Conclusion

Chapter 4 "Poland's forest products markets", 12 pages

  • General economic developments

  • Forest resources

  • Institutional framework for forest and forest industries

  • Effects of the transition process

  • Integration into the EU

  • Forest industry – production and consumption

  • Trade of wood and wood products

  • Certified forest products

  • Prospects for wood industry

Chapter 5 "China's forest products markets", 19 pages

  • General socio-economic development

  • Forest resources

  • Institutional framework

  • Analysis and development of production of China's major forest products, 1981 to 1999

  • Development of China's forest product trade from 1981 to 1999

  • China's forests product trade in 1999

  • Consumption of major forest products, with international comparisons

  • Projections of demand and supply of China's forest products to 2010

Chapter 6 "Secondary processed wood products markets", 10 pages

  • Secondary processed wood products

  • Main flows and trade patterns

  • Market profiles

  • Conclusion

Chapter 11 "Engineered wood products – production, trade, consumption and outlook", 16 pages

  • Current market situation

  • Production, consumption and trade statistics

  • Outlook for EWPs

  • Conclusions

Timber Bulletin – Volume LII (1999)

Chapter 3 "Estonia's Forest Products Market", 7 pages

  • General economic development

  • Forest resources

  • Institutional framework

  • Forest industry

  • Trade of wood and wood products

Chapter 4 "New Zealand's Forest Products Market", 7 pages

  • Background to New Zealand's plantation forestry sector

  • Market conditions

  • Forestry production and trade 1998/1999

Chapter 5 "Trade Restrictions and the Future", 10 pages

  • The question of market access

  • Trends in tariffs and non-tariff measures

  • Trade impediments

  • Implications of further trade liberalization

Chapter 6 "Forest Products in the Electronic Market Place", 6 pages

  • WWW-sites for forest products trade

  • North American and European electronic commerce

  • The role of the ECE Trade Division in electronic commerce

Chapter 13 "Tropical Timber Developments", 16 pages, (has since become annual chapter)

  • Production, exports, imports

  • Tropical timber consumption and price trends

  • Strengthening Asian currencies