Institute of

Forestry

Wood balances

Our analysis of wood balances aims at showing total supply, use and consumption of all wood and wood based products. Hence, it illustrates the relation of domestic production, foreign trade and use and provides insights in market structures and markets developments. As such wood balances are an important basis of information for actors in politics and industry.


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Roundwood balance
The roundwood balance contrasts supply and use of roundwood in Germany. The supply consists of the logged volume (fellings) and imports. The use side consists of exports and domestic consumption. Changes in stocks of roundwood are also recorded.
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Foreign trade balance
The foreign trade balance comprises imports and exports of all wood based goods. The total trade is subdivided into the commodity groups roundwood and residues, semi-finished wood products, pulp, paper and paperboard and finished wood based products.
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General wood balance
The general wood balance draws total supply and total use of wood and wood based products in Germany annually. Wood and wood based products subsume all wood based raw materials as well as semi-finished and finished products. On the supply side, the wood balance comprises the logged volume (fellings), the quantity of domestic recovered paper and recovered wood and the imports. The use side shows the exports and (apparent) domestic consumption. Changes in stocks of wood products are also recorded.