Forest Product Conversion Factors, FAO, ITTO and United Nations, 2020

The publication,  ‘Forest Product Conversion Factors’ is the result of a collaborative efforts of FAO of the United Nations with International Tropical Timber Organisation (ITTO) and  the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE). The forest sector has long used conversion factors as a tool for analyzing forests and forest product manufacturing facilities. The last study on conversion factors was published in 2010, although this covered only Europe, the Commonwealth of Independent States and North America. 

 

This publication builds on the 2010 study mentioned above by broadening the geographical coverage to the global level, updating factors and adding some factors that were not included in the past. Differences in measurement standards and factors have also been identified. The publication provides analysts, practitioners and private enterprises with the most up-to-date set of available forest product conversion factors and a better understanding of the units used in the manufacture, trade and reporting of wood-based forest products.

 

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