Markets show signs of rising consumption for some forest products, though the picture is far from consistent In Europe and North America, forest products consumption is strongly related to construction. The hoped-for recovery from the trough of the 2008 global financial crisis has not materialized. Housing starts in Europe and North America are still only about two-thirds of what they were in 2000. These were some of the market trends discussed at the Joint UNECE and FAO Committee meeting in Engelberg, Switzerland this month (Silva 2015). One factor is what Sten Nilsson, CEO of Forest Sector ...
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