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Slovenian roundwood conversion factors for external trade statistic data

Mitja Piškur (2009) Slovenian roundwood conversion factors for external trade statistic data. Zbornik gozdarstva in lesarstva (88). pp. 53-59. ISSN 0351-3114

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    National roundwood trade data are important for international reporting and are an integral and important part of roundwood flow analysis. The main objective of the study was to calculate objective national conversion factors for transformation of mass into cubic metres solid volume under bark (net m3) and to propose uniform factors for main tree species. Official trade statistics data for the 2003-2006 period were used as raw data. Uniform proposed conversion factors for spruce and fir combined, beech and oak are 0.77 t/m3, 0.98 t/m3, and 1.12 t/m3, respectively. International conversion factors proposed by FAO are too low for Slovenia and consequently give higher official trade statistics data. The used method for calculation of national roundwood conversion factors for trade statistics is universal and repeatable. We propose periodical review of conversion factors.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: conversion factors, Roundwood, statistics, foreign trade, Slovenia
    Link to COBISS: http://www.cobiss.si/scripts/cobiss?command=SEARCH&base=COBIB&select=ID= 2468774
    Divisions: Slovenian Forestry Institute > Department for Forest Technique and Economics
    Item ID: 159
    Date Deposited: 31 Jan 2014 13:55
    Last Modified: 06 Feb 2014 10:09
    URI: http://eprints.gozdis.si/id/eprint/159

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