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Country market statements are prepared by member states as background  for the annual meeting of the Committee on Forests and the Forest Industry. Information from the country market statements also feeds into the Committee's Market Statement, which is an Annex to the meeting report. The Country market statements address the following subjects:

1. General economic trends affecting the forest and forest industries sector (brief description)

2. Policy measures taken in the country over the past 18 months, which might have a bearing on trade and markets of forest products or forest management. The UNECE/FAO Forest Products Annual Market Review, 2014-2015 is a background document for the Market Discussions.

3. Market drivers – including construction trends, currency exchange rate fluctuations, export restrictions for unprocessed wood, Eurozone crisis, extra-regional consumption of forest products, targeted incentives for green building, renewable energy and so on. How these market drivers are affecting the market for forest products in your country, whether for good or for ill. Please provide information on any new and upcoming (2015/2016) “built with wood” policies and programmes in your country.

4. Developments in forest products markets sectors.

5. Tables on economic indicators and forest products production and trade in 2014, 2015 and 2016

2015 UNECE Region COFFI Market Statement

Following the annual Committee on Forests and the Forest Industry Market Discussions, the Committee issues a statement summarizing developments in the current year and forecast for the next year.

Country Market Statements

The Committee encouraged delegations to submit Country Market Statements in electronic format. The following Market Statements were received and are set out below without any changes or editing. Other member countries wishing to be added to the list are invited to send their texts to the secretariat at the contact address on the left.

Czech RepublicPDF
France (en français)PDF
Slovak RepublicPDF
United KingdomPDF
United StatesPDF



Please note that the forecast tables are usually not part of the statement. The forecast data can be found here (current year forecasts will be available after the Committee meeting).

Previous Years

Country statements from previous years can be found here