UNECE Timber Forecast Questionnaire

The UNECE Timber Forecast (formerly Timber Committee) Questionnaire (TF) collects estimates for the current year and forecasts for the coming year of removals, production and trade of wood and wood products. Statistics are collected annually by the UNECE.

Latest return:
Timber Forecast Questionnaire 2014: UK forecasts (Excel, PDF).

Note: the latest return was revised on 27 October 2014 from the version originally published on 18 September 2014, with the availability of improved estimates for paper and paperboard trade.

Guidance on how to interpret the Timber Forecast figures is available in the Methodology note: UNECE Timber Forecast.

Coverage:  United Kingdom

Geographical breakdown:  None

Statistician:  Jeremy Darot

Jackie Watson
Tel:  0300 067 5238
E-mail:  statistics@forestry.gsi.gov.uk

Next update:  17 September 2015

Pre-release access:
Information on pre-release access to Forestry Commission official statistics can be found on the pre-release access pages, including lists of the individuals who are given pre-release access to specific publications.

Previous returns:

Copies of recent UK returns, submitted by the Forestry Commission, are available below:

Further information:

In addition to the statistical data, countries are also required to submit market statements, describing the state of the timber industry. The most recent reports are provided below:

The historic data shown in the TC returns is consistent with the data supplied to international organisations in the JFSQ returns.  Estimates and forecasts are produced using advice from the Expert Group on Timber & Trade Statistics and other industry experts.