The following charts indicate which of "the selected countries" are likely to supply Slovakia with the greatest quantity of each of the selected products. They implicitly suggest priorities for scrutiny by Competent Authorities and Monitoring Organisations.

Information about the trade in wood-based products of a number of those countries is available via the Home Page of this website

"The selected countries" comprise all countries other than Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Norway, Switzerland, the USA and all EU member states.

Timber sector products are defined in this and related documents as all products classified in the UN Harmonised System under the following headings: 4403 to 4421 inclusive, 940161, 940169, 94019030, 940330, 940340, 940350, 940360, and 94039030.

Paper sector products are defined in this and related documents as all products classified in the UN Harmonised System under the following headings: 44012, 44013, 4701 to 4705 inclusive, and 48.

The source on which statistics for the imports of EU member states is Eurostat. Estimates of roundwood equivalent ("RWE") volume have been derived from source data as indicated in http://www.globaltimber.org.uk/RWEvolume.htm

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Imports of Timber and Paper sector products
(2010, estimated roundwood equivalent ("RWE") volume)

Imports of Timber and Paper sector products (2010, import value)

Trend in imports of wood-based products from the selected countries (2000-2010)

Imports of specific wood-based products from selected countries (2010):

 

All countries, Timber Sector and Paper Sector (RWE volume)
Almost all imports - other than from the EU - supplied by Eastern Europe to the Timber Sector.
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All countries, Timber Sector and Paper Sector (import value)
Eastern Europe, China and Russia supply almost all the quantity not imported from the EU.
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Trend in imports of wood-based products from the selected countries (2000-2010)
Increases in imports of most product during mid-decade, particularly as logs. (2004 is the earliest year for which the source provides data).
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Imports of logs from the selected countries
All from Ukraine.
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Imports of sawn wood from the selected countries
Small volumes from Ukraine and Russia.
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Imports of veneer from the selected countries
Small volumes. Primarily from Ukraine.
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Imports of plywood from the selected countries
Small volumes. Primarily from Russia.
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Imports of other panels from the selected countries
Small quantities. Primarily from Ukraine.
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Imports of mouldings & joinery from the selected countries
Small quantities. Primarily from Ukraine.
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Imports of wooden furniture from the selected countries
Small quantities. Primarily from China.
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Imports of other Timber Sector products from the selected countries
Predominantly from China. Small quantities from several other countries. Substantial import values from Indonesia and Thailand.
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Imports of wood chips & residues from the selected countries
Small quantities. Primarily from South Africa.
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Imports of wood-based pulp from the selected countries
Very small quantities. Primarily from Russia.
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Imports of paper from the selected countries
Substantial in terms of import value, not weight. Particularly from China and Croatia.
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