Price systems of wood and wood materials in Poland and the chosen European countries

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Władysław Strykowski
Poznań, Wydawnictwo Akademii Rolniczej, 2002
ISSN 0208-8436 

(Polish language version)

CONTENTS

1. Introduction 5
2. Research purpose and methods 7
3. Prices of wood and wood materials in Poland in the 1945-1989 period 10
    3.1. Introduction 10
    3.2. Principles of wood prices reforms in the planned economy 24
4. Basic problems of wood prices settlement in the market economy 33
5. Identification and systematization of short- and long-term factors having
    bearing on the raw wood material and wood materials price level in Poland
    and in the chosen countries
46
    5.1. Introduction 46
    5.2. Short-term factors 47
    5.3. Long-term factors 63
6. Trends in raw wood material and wood materials prices in Poland and the
    chosen countries and the strength of influence of foreign markets prices
    on prices in Poland
74
    6.1. Trends in raw wood material prices in the market economy 74
    6.2. Comparison of raw wood material prices in Poland, Germany and Austria 80
    6.3. Trends in prices of wood materials 84
    6.4. Comparison of prices of wood materials in Poland, Germany and Austria 91
    6.5. Evaluation of the influence of foreign markets prices on prices of raw wood 
          material and wood materials in Poland
94
    6.6. Correlation between average prices of sawmill raw material and average prices
          of particular classes of coniferous and non-coniferous sawnwood
96
7. Methods for wood price creation in the forest-wood sector in Poland and
    the chosen countries
104
    7.1. Foundations and procedure for price creation in Poland 104
    7.2. Foundations and procedure for price creation in Germany 107
    7.3. Foundations and procedure for price creation in Austria 111
    7.4. Foundations and procedure for price creation in the Scandinavian countries 115
8. Forms of raw wood material sale 119
    8.1. Principles of raw wood material sale in Poland 119
    8.2. Principles of raw wood material sale in Germany 129
    8.3. Principles of raw wood material sale in Austria 134
    8.4. Principles of raw wood material sale in Sweden 137
    8.5. Principles of raw wood material sale in Finland 138
9. Commodity exchange of wood products and their prices 139
10. Methods for stabilizing raw wood material prices in Poland and the
    chosen countries
150
    10.1. Introduction 150
    10.2. Methods for stabilizing prices influencing supply 152
    10.3. Methods for stabilizing prices influencing demand 158
11. Conclusions 168
12. Appendices 172
Literature 184
Summary (in English) 198