Forestry Statistics 2009 - Sources

Sources: International Forestry

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Background

International data on forest area and carbon stocks are obtained from the Global Forest Resources Assessment (FRA) 2005, compiled by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO).  The information in Table 9.1 uses forest area from FRA 2005, excluding 'other wooded land'; for the UK, this is very similar to the definition of 'woodland' used in other tables.

International data on production, imports and exports are obtained from the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO).  Data are collected via the Joint Forest Sector Questionnaire for FAO and other international organisations and published in the online FAOSTAT database.

Data on apparent consumption is derived as production plus imports less exports.

Revisions

International statistics compiled from FRA are not subject to revision after publication.

International statistics compiled from FAOSTAT may be subject to revision after publication if revisions are made to the data produced by individual countries. 

Reporting

Statistics reported for each year are available at a regional level.  Further data (including data for individual countries) are also available from the original sources.

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