The designations employed and the presentation of material in this publication do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of the secretariat of the United Nations concerning the legal status of any country, territory, city or area, or of its authorities, or concerning the delimitation of its frontiers or boundaries. The UNECE/FAO Forest Products Annual Market Analysis, 2002-2004 provides general, statistical and forecast 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 Annual Market Analysis begins with an overview chapter, followed by a description of government policies affecting forest products markets. After a description of the economic situation and construction-related demand in the region, five chapters based on annual country-supplied statistics, describe: wood raw materials, sawn softwood, sawn hardwood, wood-based panels and paper and paperboard. Additional chapters discuss markets for certified forest products, value-added wood products and tropical timber. In each chapter, production, trade and consumption are analysed and relevant material on specific markets is included. Tables included throughout the text present summary information and additional statistical tables upon which the analysis is based, may be found on the UNECE Timber Committee's Market Information Service website
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