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Data and Statistics

The Forestry and Timber Section has a long-standing tradition of extensive data collection.  Below are outputs for some of the current programmes of recurring statistical work.

Forest Resources

State of Europe's Forests, 2015

FAO Forest Resources Assessment 2015

Forests in the ECE Region

Forest Products and Trade

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Primary Products

Secondary Products, Species Trade, Trade Flow, Prices, Engineered Wood Products and Yearbook

Forest products information on countries not available here can be found at FAO

Wood Energy

There have been six Joint Wood Energy Enquiries (JWEE) carried out by the UNECE/FAO on wood energy use in the region. The results and accompanying analysis have been presented at meetings of the Joint FAO/UNECE Working Party on Forest Statistics, Economics and Management. The actual data can be found here


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- Joint Forest Sector Questionnaire definitions (English, Russian)
- JFSQ questionnaire (English, Russian)
- FRA definitions
   video of FAO Forest Statistics
   a note on the JFSQ process
   a note on 2000-2005 publications of the Timber Bulletin
- 1947 FAO Report on Conversion Factors meeting, Washington D.C.

Cooperation on forestry statistics is long-standing.  It is designed to lighten the burden for reporting countries and to assist international organizations in producing consistent data.

In forest products information the Intersecretariat Working Group on Forest Sector Statistics coordinates the Joint Forest Sector Questionnaire amongst the 4 participating organizations: ECE/FAO, Eurostat, ITTO and FAO.  Each of the organizations is responsible for circulating the questionnaire to those countries for which it is responsible.  Results of the questionnaire are provided to the partner organizations as needed. Each organization publishes these results according to its mandate and needs.  We are grateful to our partners for their dedication and cooperation in producing the best forest products statistics possible.

In forest resources statistics a common questionnaire (CFRQ) is administered.

In wood energy ECE/FAO collaborates with IEA and IRENA to use the latest data and share results of their work.

Earlier issues of statistical publications can be found here. This includes Forest Products Statistics, Prices, Trade Flow, Species Trade and Secondary Products Trade.

last updated October 2020