The publication provides general and statistical information on forest products markets and related policies in the UN Economic Commission for Europe region (Europe, North America and the Commonwealth of Independent States). The Review begins with an overview chapter, followed by description of the macro-economic situation. Next it includes an analysis of government and industry policies affecting forest products markets. Five chapters are based on annual country-supplied statistics, describing: wood raw materials, sawn softwood, sawn hardwood, wood-based panels, and paper, paperboard and woodpulp. Additional chapters discuss markets for wood energy, certified forest products, value-added wood products, forest carbon and tropical timber. In each chapter, production, trade and consumption are analysed and relevant material on specific markets is included. Tables and graphs provided throughout the text present summary informationGRAPH 13.3.1 Major tropical log importers, 2007-2009 9 000 8 000 7 000 j 6 000 -I 5 000 4 000 3 000 2 000 1 000 0 _ln a |2007 ... were affected in 2008 and 2009 by strong price competition from imported plywood (tropical and softwood), and by a 28% plunge in ... Asian suppliers (who trade in the then appreciating to the euro, US dollar). ... The main suppliers in 2008 were: Thailand (41%), Indonesia ( 12%), Malaysia (13%), Brazil (8%), the Philippines (9%) and Myanmar (5%).
|Title||:||Forest Products Annual Market Review 2009-2010|
|Publisher||:||United Nations Publications - 2010|