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2018 Country Market Statements

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, 2017-2018 is a background document for the Market Discussions.
3. Market drivers – including construction trends, currency exchange rate fluctuations, export restrictions for unprocessed wood, 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 (2017/2018) “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 2017, 2018 and 2019
2018 UNECE Region COFFI Market Statement
Following the annual Committee on Forests and the Forest Industry Market Discussions, the Committee  will issue a statement summarizing developments in the current year and forecasts 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.
Country File
Austria PDF
Canada PDF
Cyprus PDF
Czech Republic PDF
Finland PDF

France (in French)

updated 2/11/18

Germany PDF
Ireland PDF
Netherlands PDF
Poland PDF
Portugal PDF
Slovakia PDF
Slovenia PDF
Sweden PDF


updated 11/12/18

United States PDF
United Kingdom PDF

Please note that the forecast tables are not necessarily 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
Committee market statements and data can be found here.