Proceedings of the
Training Workshop on Forest Product Statistics
16-19 December 2002, Canberra, Australia


Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific
Bangkok, Thailand

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The EC-FAO Partnership Programme on Information and Analysis for Sustainable Forest Management: Linking National and International Efforts in South Asia and Southeast Asia is designed to enhance country capacities to collect and analyze relevant data, to disseminate up-to-date information on forestry and to make this information more readily available for strategic decision-making. Thirteen countries in South and Southeast Asia (Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Lao P.D.R., Malaysia, Nepal, Pakistan, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Viet Nam) participate in the Programme. Operating under the guidance of the Asia-Pacific Forestry Commission (APFC) Working Group on Statistics and Information, the initiative is implemented by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in close partnership with experts from participating countries. It draws on experience gained from similar EC-FAO efforts in Africa, and the Caribbean and Latin America and is funded by the European Commission.

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ISBN 974-7946-48-3

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Abbreviations and acronyms


Workshop organization and participation
Summary of the workshop programme


Main findings and recommendations from the workshop

Thematic papers

Emerging trends in forests and forestry in the Asia-Pacific region and their implications on data collection and analysis of forest product statistics
Improving forest product information flow in the context of globalization
Roundwood removals in New Zealand: Where does all the wood go?

Training material

The Joint Forest Sector Questionnaire (JFSQ) 2001
The basic role and responsibilities of a forestry statistical office
The measurement of forest products
Collecting trade statistics
International trade classification systems
Production, trade and consumption of forest products, 2000
Dissemination and use of forestry sector information for decision-making at national and international levels

Country presentations

Outline on the presentations of national forest product statistics
Australia: National forest product statistics
China: National forest product statistics
Cook Islands: National forest product statistics
Fiji: National forest product statistics
Maldives: National forest product statistics
Mongolia: National forest product statistics
Myanmar: National forest product statistics
Papua New Guinea: National forest product statistics
Samoa: National forest product statistics
Solomon Islands: National forest product statistics
Tonga: National forest product statistics
Vanuatu: National forest product statistics


Appendix 1: List of participants
Appendix 2: Workshop and training programme
Appendix 3: Working group discussion notes
Appendix 4: Terms of reference (TOR) of national correspondents for forest product statistics

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