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Price Trends for Forest Products,1964-1991

One of the main constraints on econometric analysis of forest products consumption and production has been the lack of reliable long time series of comparable data on prices of forest products and roundwood.A necessary first step for the analysis by Brooks, Baudin and Schwarzbauer reported in ECE/TIM/DP/5 was the collection of such series.This work was undertaken by Ms. Myriam Issartel, whose services were made available to ETTS V by the Government of France and the Office National des Forêts (ONF).She collected and checked the series, put them in computer readable form, making adjustments when necessary to create long series.The quality of these series made it possible to carry out the econometric analysis, and in particular to separate the analysis of markets for domestic and imported products, as distinct series are now available for each.