Forest product conversion factors -ITTO


International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO) published on 8 April 2020 an article releasing the latest publication on conversion factors in forestry.

« A new publication by ITTO, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) provides the most up-to-date and comprehensive set of conversion factors in forestry. Conversion factors are used primarily for measuring the efficiency and technical progress of forest industries, and this publication will support the work of analysts, policymakers, forest practitioners and manufacturers worldwide. »

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Conversion factor: It is a tool that allows to analyse wood product manufacturing efficiency and the performance of industrial processing. A conversion factor is primarily a ratio of raw-material input to output.