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Dataset | 7 January 2016

Economic aggregates of forestry and logging

Data on economic accounts (gross and net value added, rent, investment, capital, etc.) of forestry and loggings, expressed in million euros and million units of national currency.

Data include the output, intermediate consumption, gross value added, fixed capital consumption, gross fixed capital formation and different measures of income of forestry and logging. The data are in current basic prices and are compatible with National Accounts. They are collected as part of Intergrated environmental and economic accounting for forests (IEEAF).

The world-wide collection of forestry statistics is carried out by the Inter-Secretariat Working Group (IWG) on Forest Sector Statistics, consisting of Eurostat, the UNECE (United Nations Economic Commission for Europe), FAO (Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations) and ITTO (International Tropical Timber Organization). The primary tool is the annual Joint Forest Sector Questionnaire, which is used by all four partners to collect data using a set of harmonised product aggregations, codes and definitions. Each agency is responsible for a certain number of countries; for Eurostat, these are the EU and EFTA countries. After validation, the partners share the data and use it in publications. Co-operation is organised through the annual meetings of the IWG.

The accounting data are collected by Eurostat with the IEEAF questionnaire.