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.
On the supply side, our wood balances comprise the logged roundwood volume, the quantity of domestic recovered paper and recovered wood and the imports. The use side shows the exports and domestic consumption. Changes in stocks of wood products are also recorded. Wood and wood based products comprises all wood based raw materials as well as semi-finished and finished products.
For the calculation we use the unit cubic meters of roundwood equivalent (m³(r)). This unit is a theoretical figure which expresses how many units of roundwood have been used for the manufacturing of a unit of a specific wood based product. Consequently, losses of wood during the processing are considered.