Forestry – Overview

Introduction

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What data can I find here and how are they collected?

Eurostat publishes annual data on forestry which come from two different 'questionnaires'.

  • The Joint Forest Sector Questionnaire (JFSQ):
    It provides statistics on the production and trade in wood and wood products. These data provide information for supply balances of wood products, in order to see for instance whether supply matches demand due to competing uses for material and energy, and are used for comparison with other countries around the world. 

  • The European Forest Accounts: 
    These accounts provide statistics on the area and value of wooded land, the quantity and value of timber, the economic activities of forestry and logging, and employment in the sector. These data are essential to assess the economic viability of forestry. 

 

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