Center for Forest Products Business 2010-2011 Report Available

Letter from the Director

I always enjoy sitting down and writing this letter. It reminds me of why I joined higher education after 15 years in the private sector, and why I love coming to work every day. It’s about the friendships we have established over the years and the hope that our work at the Center has positively impacted your businesses. Some of you have graduated from the department and now are leaders in your companies.

Some of you have used our research to make improved products to serve your customers better, and some of you have been supporters to help students meet their financial or educational needs. Whatever the reason, we greatly appreciate this great partnership which is now 20 years old. We are the oldest active industrial center in the college, and have changed over the years to meet your needs and our students’ needs for the 21st Century.

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UNECE/FAO 2010-2011 Forest Products Annual Market Review is available

The UNECE/FAO Forest Products Annual Market Review, 2010-2011 provides general and statistical information on forest products markets in 2010 and early 2011 in the UN Economic Commission for Europe region (Europe, North America and Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia)

The Review begins with an overview chapter, followed by a description of the economic situation of forest products markets in the region. It then presents the policy implications of market developments in the region .

Market developments in five standard sectors, based on annual country-supplied statistics, are described for wood raw materials, sawn softwood, sawn hardwood, wood-based panels and paper and paperboard.

Regular chapters discuss markets for wood energy, certified forest products, carbon, value-added wood products and tropical timber. There is also a special chapter with a brief review of market developments in China.  In each chapter production, trade and consumption are analysed and relevant development on specific markets and policies are included.

Tables included with the text present summary statistical information. Additional statistical tables are available below.

The above publication is available in PDF format. To read documents in PDF format you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader. This software is free-of-charge and is available from the official Adobe  website.