Forest Products Statistical Information Systems of EU and EFTA

Research Report 16

Philip Wardle, Jo Van Brusselen, Bruce Michie, Andreas Schuck
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Published in 2003, this book was the only in its kind to review the commodity coding, defnitions and methodology applying to the collection of forest products production and trade statistics. The analysis – both qualitative as quantitative – contains valuable information for anybody who want to gain more insight in the methodology behind the figures. Recommendations are made for improving the data collection framework. Special attention has been given to the comparability of commodity coding systems, comparability of terms and defnitions at the national and international levels, conversion factors to convert volume and weight, double counting and the coverage of production and trade of tropical timber and its products. This title is of value and interest to everybody who uses forest products production, of?cial statistics, tropical wood and trade statistics and wants to know more about the data collection methodology behind them in both academia and industry.

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Philip Wardle, Jo Van Brusselen, Bruce Michie and Andreas Schuck. 2003. Forest Products Statistical Information Systems of EU and EFTA. EFI Research Report 16.
Brill: Leiden, Boston, Köln.

Number of pages: 166
ISSN: 1238-8785
ISBN 90-04-129197

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