Consumption of wood materials in the economy

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Ewa Ratajczak, Aleksandra Szostak, Gabriela Bidzinska
Poznan, Instytut Technologii Drewna, 2006
ISBN 93-915727-7-3

(Polish language version)

CONTENTS

INTRODUCTION 5
1. SYSTEMATIZATION OF APPLICATIONS OF BASIC WOOD MATERIALS  9
    1.1. Methodical assumptions 9
    1.2. Systematization of solid wood materials and identification 
           of final applications
14
    1.3. Systematization of wood-based materials and identification
           of final applications 
19
2. SYSTEM OF MODEL INDICES FOR THE UNIT CONSUMPTION 
     OF WOOD MATERIALS IN PRODUCTS
OF DIFFERENT
     TRANSFORMATION DEGREES
23
    2.1. Assumption of the system of model indices for the
          consumption of wood materials in different applications  
23
          2.1.1. Material intensity and its measures  23
          2.1.2. General assumptions of the system of model indices
                  of wood material consumption
25
          2.1.3. Identification of the material structures of  basic 
                  finished wood products
37
          2.1.4. Assumptions concerning applications of main types
                  of finished wood products
41
    2.2. Construction of model indices for the unit consumption
          of wood materials in products of different transformation
          degrees
45
3.  CONSUMPTION OF WOOD MATERIALS IN 2004 IN POLAND
     DETERMINED ON THE BASIS OF THE DEVELOPED 
     SYSTEM OF MODEL INDICES 
51
    3.1. Methodology of analysis 51
    3.2. Production consumption of wood materials in products 
          of different transformation degrees and applications 
52
    3.3. Final consumption of wood materials in main application areas 59
    3.4. Participation of main branches of the economy
          in the creation of wood material market 
64
4. FORECAST OF DEMAND FOR WOOD PRODUCTS
    REGARDING MAIN GROUPS OF PRODUCT ASSORTMENTS
    AND APPLICATIONS TILL 2010 IN POLAND
67
    4.1. Methodical assumptions for the forecast of demand
           for wood materials 
67
          4.1.1. General assumptions 67
          4.1.2. Main determinants of demand for wood materials 68
          4.1.3. Forecasted trends in demand and production
                  of finished wood products till 2010 in Poland 
70
    4.2. Important assumptions concerning changes in the material
          structure of basic wood products
72
         4.2.1. Main trends implying changes in the material structure 
                 of wood products
72
         4.2.2. Changes in the material structure of basic
                 wood products
74
    4.3. Forecasted demand for wood materials in Poland till 2010  81
         4.3.1. Forecasted changes of demand for wood materials
                 in finished products till 2010 
81
         4.3.2. Forecasted changes of demand for wood materials
                regarding applications till 2010
86
SUMMARY 91
APPENDICES 95
Bibliography 219
Other source materials  222
Index of tables  223
Index of figures  224
Index of appendices  225
SUMMARY 227