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Trends in the Tropical Timber Trade, 2002-2003

Trends in tropical timber markets, 2001-2003” presents recent trends and developments in tropical timber markets. This UNECE/FAO Geneva Timber and Forest Discussion Paper presents the full text and graphics from the abbreviated chapter of the same name in the Forest Products Annual Market Analysis, 2002-2004. The paper follows the UNECE Timber Committee perspective on tropical timber markets, that is mainly as imported and traded with the UNECE region. In addition tropical timber developments have direct and indirect impacts, including policy implications, on temperate forest products markets.