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Serbia and Montenegro forest and forest products country profile released by UNECE/FAO

Published: 23 August 2005

Geneva

Geneva Timber and Forest Discussion Paper 40, Forest and Forest Products Country Profile: Serbia and Montenegro continues a series of country forest and forest products profiles, which provide general forest sector information for a particular country. The forest and forest products sector in Serbia and Montenegro, in common with many Balkan countries, was hard hit by the political and economic upheaval that occurred in the region, and suffered severely as a consequence.

There is now evidence to suggest that Serbia and Montenegro may be gradually regaining its previous export strength in many wood products. This is a welcome development and, if it can be sustained, may bring the much needed capital for investment in modernisation and expansion of capacity under the developing market economy.

This paper is intended for the use of both domestic and foreign experts, as much of this information is little known and not easy to collect. The paper contains data and analysis on the forest resources, wood processing industry, trade, consumption, prices, institutions and policies in Serbia and Montenegro.

Copies of this discussion paper may be downloaded from the website of the UNECE Timber Committee and the FAO European Forestry Commission (http://www.unece.org/trade/timber/docs/dp/dp-40.pdf), or from the postal address below.

For further information, please contact:

Mr. Christopher Prins

Chief, UNECE/FAO Timber Branch

Palais des Nations, room 456

CH-1211 Geneva 10, Switzerland

Phone: +41 (0) 22 917 2874

Fax: +41 (0) 22 917 0041

Ref: ECE/TIM/05/P06


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