Better access to forest products price information

When price and supply information is readily available to the public, it provides maximum opportunity to buyers and sellers to complete transactions with minimum transaction costs. Market transparency reduces information asymmetry, thereby allowing fair exchange of goods and services.

The portal will be useful to various stakeholders, such as researchers, marketing specialists and decision makers in the forestry and timber industry. The portal is an output of the feasibility study on improving forest products price information. This study was conducted by the European Forest Institute, through its Observatory for European Forests in Nancy, France in collaboration with the UNECE/FAO Forestry and Timber Section.

Further information is available from: ibrahim.favada@efi.int or from the forest product price information web site.

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