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Forest Products Annual Market Review 2013-2014

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The UNECE/FAO Forest Products Annual Market Review, 2013-2014 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 analysis of government and industry policies and market-based implements affecting forest products markets. The third chapter is on innovation in the forest sector. 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, value-added wood products, and housing. 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 information.

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Sawn hardwood

There was a significant shift in sawn hardwood trade during the global financial crisis away from the UNECE region and towards emerging economies, but this trend slowed in 2013 as demand in the UNECE region began to recover. Total apparent consumption of sawn hardwood across the UNECE region was 31.5 million m3 in 2013, up by 5.1% from 2012. This increase followed a decline in 2011 and a flat 2012 and was driven primarily by rising demand in the US.

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