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Publication | 3 December 2018

Wood resource balances of EU-28 and Member States

Bioeconomy

Wood Resource Balance (WRB) sheets of the European Union and of each Member State for the years 2009 to 2015 can be downloaded from this page.

More information on the WRB structure and definitions, the data sources used and the methods applied to derive the estimates can be found in the related publication: Cazzaniga N.E., Jonsson R., Pilli R., Camia A. (2019). Wood Resource Balances of EU-28 and Member States. EC Joint Research Centre, Publications Office of the European Union, Luxembourg, doi:10.2760/020267, JRC114889.

The time series show a steady increase of woody biomass usage for both manufacturing and energy sectors in Europe. In addition, the resulting Wood Resource Balances always indicate a non-negligible difference in amount between the reported sources and declared uses of woody biomass, allowing analyses on gaps and inconsistencies.