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Dataset | 6 August 2015

Tropical wood imports to the EU from chapter 44 of the Harmonised System


Data on imports of wood by species (tropical species - non coniferous, and total) and country expressed in tonnes and thousand euro.

The classification used for tropical wood imports is the Harmonised System (HS) 2012, using all of Chapter 44 and, separately, the identified tropical items of Chapter 44. The Combined Nomenclature of the EU (CN) 2012 was used for the extraction, which is more detailed than the HS (eight digits instead of 6).

Forestry statistics cover the production of and trade in wood products for the EU and EFTA countries. Production is reported in physical units, while trade in basic products is covered in both monetary and physical units. Trade in secondary products is covered in monetary units only. Eurostat receives data on request from its partner organisations in the Inter-Secretariat Working Group on Forest Sector Statistics (UNECE, FAO, ITTO and Eurostat) and publishes them for the candidate countries, Canada, USA, the Russian Federation, China, India, Indonesia and Brazil.