Market/Information Reports

Forest Sector Information Report

Annual Review 2015

Introduction
This Report focuses on the performance of the forestry sector in Guyana for the year 2015 with a comparison done with the year 2014. Production and export of various forest products based on Guyana Forestry Commission (GFC) data are assessed in comparison with the previous year’s performance. Additionally, the Report compares summary averages of domestic and export prices and sector employment levels.
It continues with a summary of State Forest lands allocation across concession classes (with areas classified according to GFC designated use/size categories) for 2015 and the Forest Sector’s contribution (as traditionally measured in official national statistics) to Guyana’s real Gross Domestic Product (GDP) over the past four (4) years, using the new rebased and re-benchmarked series to year 2006.
Before addressing the Forest Sector in Guyana, a qualitative background summary, covering changes/features and outlook in the local and international economies, is provided. This Section includes developments in the International Tropical Timber Market with emphasis on the Latin America/Caribbean region… Click here for more information


Forest Sector Information Report – January to June 2015

Introduction

This Report focuses on the performance of the Forestry Sector in Guyana for the first half of 2015, with a comparison done with the year 2014. Production and export of various forest products based on Guyana Forestry Commission (GFC) data are assessed in comparison with the previous year’s performance. Additionally, the Report compares summary averages of domestic and export prices and sector employment levels.
It continues with a summary of State Forest lands allocation across concession classes (with areas classified according to GFC designated use/size categories) for the first half of 2015, and the Forest Sector’s contribution (as traditionally measured in official national statistics) to Guyana’s…Click here for more information


Forest Sector Information Report

Annual Review 2014

Production of 406,433m3 of Logs, 24,666m3 of Roundwood, 67,147m3 of Sawnwood and 41,372m3 of combined Plywood and Veneer were recorded in 2014. Other products including Fuelwood (comprising of Charcoal and Firewood), Splitwood (Shingles and Paling Staves), Wattles, Manicole Palm and Mangrove Bark were also produced in the year. The majority of forest products recorded increases in production volume when compared to 2013, except for Primary Lumber, Splitwood, and Fuelwood.

In the export market, volumes of Logs exported grew by 80.78% while value increased by a larger 96.35% when compared to 2013. Similarly, increase was also recorded for the exports of Roundwood, Splitwood and Plywood by 7%, 14% and 11% in volume, and 47%, 23% and 10% in value respectively.

The overall picture reveals that production and export volumes were significantly higher than the previous year with value gained in the export market being higher in 2014, and recording a 36.73% increase in total export value of forest products when compared to year 2013…Click here for more information


Forest Sector Information Report – January to June 2014

Introduction
This Report focuses on the Forestry Sector in Guyana for the first half of 2014. Production and export of various forest products based on Guyana Forestry Commission (GFC) data, are assessed in comparison with the previous year’s performance. Additionally, the Report compares summary averages of domestic and export prices and sector employment levels.
Allocation summary of State Forest lands across concession classes (with areas classified according to GFC designated use/size categories) for the first half of 2013 and 2014, is included. The Forest Sector’s contribution (as traditionally measured in official national statistics) to Guyana’s real Gross Domestic Product (GDP), using a benchmarked series to year 2006, is included…Click here for more information


Forest Sector Information Report – January to December 2013

Introduction
This Report outlines the performance of the Forestry Sector in Guyana for the year 2013. Production and export of various forest products based on Guyana Forestry Commission (GFC) data are assessed in comparison with the previous year’s performance. Additionally, the Report compares summary averages of domestic and export prices and sector employment levels…Click here for more information


Forest Sector Information Report – January to December 2012

Introduction
This Report focuses on the performance of the Forestry Sector in Guyana for the year 2012. Production volumes and export volumes and values of various forest products are assessed in comparison with the previous year’s performance. Additionally, the Report compares summary averages of domestic and export prices, and sector employment levels…Click here for more information


Forest Sector Information Report – January to June 2012 

Introduction
This Report focuses on the Forestry Sector in Guyana for the first half of 2012. Production and export of various forest products based on Guyana Forestry Commission (GFC) data are assessed in comparison with the previous year’s half-year performance. Additionally, the Report compares summary averages of domestic and export prices and sector employment levels…Click here for more information


Forest Sector Information Report – January to December 2011 

Introduction
This Report reviews the performance of the Forestry Sector in Guyana for the period January to December 2011. Production and export of various forest products based on Guyana Forestry Commission (GFC) data are assessed in comparison with the previous year‟s performance. Additionally, the report compares summary averages of domestic and export prices and sector employment levels…Click here for more information


Forest Sector Information Report – January to June 2011

Introduction
This report focuses on the Forestry Sector in Guyana for the first half of 2011. Production and export of various forest products based on Guyana Forestry Commission (GFC) data are assessed in comparison with the previous year‟s performance. Additionally, the Report compares summary averages of domestic and export prices and sector employment levels…Click here for more information


Forest Sector Information Report – January to December 2010 

Introduction
This report reviews the performance of the Forestry Sector in Guyana for the period January to December 2010. Production and export of various forest products based on Guyana Forestry Commission (GFC) data are assessed in comparison with the previous year’s performance. Additionally, the report compares summary averages of domestic and export prices and sector employment levels…Click here for more information


Forest Sector Information Report – January to June 2010 

Introduction
This report focuses on the Forestry Sector in Guyana for the first half of 2010. Production and export of various forest products based on Guyana Forestry Commission (GFC) data are assessed in comparison with the previous year’s performance. Additionally, the report compares summary averages of domestic and export prices and sector employment levels…Click here for more information


Forest Sector Information Report – January to December 2009

Introduction
This report focuses on the Forestry Sector in Guyana for the year 2009. Production and export of various forest products based on Guyana Forestry Commission (GFC) data are assessed in comparison with the previous year’s performance. Additionally, the report compares summary averages of domestic and export prices and sector employment levels…Click here for more information


Forest Sector Information Report – January to June 2009

Introduction
This report focuses on the Forestry Sector in Guyana for the first half of year 2009. Production and export of various forest products based on Guyana Forestry Commission (GFC) data are assessed in comparison with the previous year’s performance. Additionally, the report compares summary averages of domestic and export prices and sector employment levels…Click here for more information


Forest Sector Information Report – January to December 2008

Introduction
This report focuses on the Forestry Sector in Guyana for the year 2008. Production and export of various forest products based on Guyana Forestry Commission (GFC) data are assessed in comparison with the previous year’s performance. Additionally, the report compares summary averages of domestic and export prices and sector employment levels.
Allocation of State Forest lands among industry operators (with areas classified according to GFC designated use/size categories) for 2008 compared to 2007, are included. The Forest Sector’s contribution (as traditionally measured in official national statistics) to Guyana’s real Gross Domestic Product (GDP) over the past ten (10) years is also featured…Click here for more information


Forest Sector Information Report – January to June 2008

Introduction
This report focuses on the Forestry Sector in Guyana for the first half of 2008. Production and export of various forest products based on Guyana Forestry Commission (GFC) data are assessed in comparison with the previous year first half performance. Additionally, the report compares summary averages of domestic and export prices and sector employment levels…Click here for more information


Forest Sector Information Report – Year 2007 Review

Introduction
This report focuses on the Forestry Sector in Guyana for the year 2007. Production and export of various forest products based on Guyana Forestry Commission (GFC) data are assessed in comparison with the previous year’s performance. Additionally, the report compares summary averages of domestic and export prices and sector employment levels…Click here for more information


Forest Sector Information Report – Year 2006 Review

Introduction
This report focuses on the Forestry Sector in Guyana for the year 2006. Production and Export of various forest products based on Guyana Forestry Commission (GFC) data are assessed in comparison with the previous year’s performance. Additionally, the report compares summary averages of domestic and export prices and sector employment levels between the two (2) years…Click here for more information


Forest Sector Information Report – Half Year (June to January 2006) Review

Introduction
This report focuses on the Forestry Sector in Guyana for the period January – June 2006. Production and Export of various forest products based on Guyana Forestry Commission (GFC) data are assessed in comparison with the previous year’s performance over a similar period. Additionally, the report provides domestic price snapshots between December 2005 and June 2006…Click here for more information


Forestry in Guyana Quarterly Market Report – 2005/1

Summary
Log production in the first quarter of 2005 increased marginally when compared with log production in the corresponding period of 2004…Click here for more information


Forestry in Guyana 1st and 2nd Quarterly Market Reports – 2004 with 2004 Half Yearly Summary

July 2004

Summary
Cumulative log production for the first half of 2004 declined by 12%, with production of Class 1 and Class 3 increasing as compared to the corresponding period in 2003.
Cumulative Chainsaw Lumber production indicated an increase of 2% during this period as compared to 2003.
Roundwood production (with the exclusion of Spars) increased by 52%…Click here for more information


Forestry in Guyana Quarterly Market Report – 2003/4 and 2003 Summary Report

Summary 
Log production decreased in the fourth quarter of 2003 by 53% compared to the corresponding period in 2002. However, overall production for 2003 was 21% below that of production in 2002.

Production of Chainsaw Lumber increased by 18% in the fourth quarter of 2003 compared to production in 2002 period in review. Overall production for 2003 indicated an increase in production of 23% compared to 2002…Click here for more information


Forestry in Guyana Quarterly Market Report – 2003/3

Summary 
Production of Logs: Log production decreased in the third quarter of 2003 by 42% as compared to the same period in 2002.

Production of Chainsawn Lumber: Chainsawn Lumber increased by 74% overall in the third quarter of 2003 as compared to 2002. However, this figure does not include Sawmill returns…Click here for more information


Forestry in Guyana Quarterly Market Report – 2003/2

Summary 
Production of Logs : log production increased by 3.33% for the second quarter as compared to the same period in 2002.

Production of Chainsawn Lumber: Chainsawn Lumber increased by 16% overall in the second quarter of 2003 as compared to 2002 second quarter. This Figure however does not include Sawmill returns…Click here for more information


Forestry in Guyana Quarterly Market Report – 2003/1

May 2003

Summary 
Production of Chainsawn lumber, and Splitwood increased;
Chainsawn lumber increased from 6,311 m3 in 2002 to 7,425 m3 in 2003. Splitwood increased by 32% from 50 m3 in 2002 to 66 m3 in 2003. Roundwood decreased; there was a decline in Roundwood production for the first quarter of 2003, producing 73,998 m3, where as 2002 produced 87,799 m3 in its first quarter. This created a 16% decline for the period…Click here for more information


Forestry in Guyana Market Report – 2002

February 2003

Summary 
This 2002 edition of the Forestry in Guyana Market Report series provides information on domestic and export trends of forest based products, royalties assessed and average prices for various forest products. Data are recorded for a four- year period: 1999 through 2002…Click here for more information


Forestry in Guyana Market Report – 2001

July 2002

Summary 
This 2001 edition of the Forestry in Guyana Market Report series provides domestic and export trends of forest based products. Further, it provides data on total royalties/revenue collected on the various forest products. Average prices of forest products is also presented in this report. The trends referred to are based on data recorded over a three- year period, 1999 through 2001…Click here for more information


Forestry in Guyana Quarterly Market Report – 1999/4

July 2000

Introduction
This is the fourth in a series of issues for 1999 produced quarterly by the Planning and Development Division. The fundamental objective of these publications is to provide an overview of current trends and issues in production and trade, relevant to the Forestry Sector in Guyana.
Data are obtained from producers, GFC forest officers, exporters and merchants, and compiled at the Guyana Forestry Commission (GFC) Headquarters…Click here for more information


Forestry in Guyana Quarterly Market Report – 1999/3

March 2000

Introduction
The Market Report is produced quarterly by the Economics Section of the Planning and Development Division. The purpose of the Quarterly Market Report is to provide a brief overview of trends in production and trade, and current issues affecting markets for Guyana’s forest products.
The report is based primarily on the production, export and price data of the Guyana forest industry, which are monitored by the Guyana Forestry Commission (GFC). Data are obtained from producers, GFC forest officers, exporters and merchants, and compiled at the GFC Headquarters…Click here for more information


Forestry in Guyana Quarterly Market Report – 1999/2

September 1999

Introduction
The Market Report is produced quarterly by the Economics Section of the Policy and Planning Division. The purpose of the Quarterly Market Report is to provide a brief overview of trends in production and trade, and current issues affecting markets for Guyana’s forest products.
The report is based primarily on the production, export and price data of the Guyana forest industry, which are monitored by the Guyana Forestry Commission (GFC). Data are obtained from producers, GFC forest officers, exporters and merchants, and compiled at the GFC Headquarters…Click here for more information


Forestry in Guyana Quarterly Market Report – 1999/1

July 1999

Introduction
The Market Report is produced quarterly by the Economics Section of the Policy and Planning Division. The purpose of the Quarterly Market Report is to provide a brief overview of trends in production and trade, and current issues affecting markets for Guyana’s forest products.
The report is based primarily on the production, export and price data of the Guyana forest industry, which are monitored by the Guyana Forestry Commission (GFC). Data are obtained from producers, GFC forest officers, exporters and merchants, and compiled at the GFC Headquarters…Click here for more information


Forestry in Guyana Market Summary – 1998

June 1999

Introduction

This market summary for 1998 presents the picture for Guyana’s Forestry Sector in 1998 and its relation to previous years. 1998 was a difficult year for the timber industry in Guyana.

The country was recovering from the effects of El Nino which were greatest in the first quarter of 1998. The turbulent international markets that were present in 1997 continued into the first half of 1998, stabilising as the year progressed. Guyana was not alone in its troubles as Brazil, the biggest tropical timber producer in the Latin American/Caribbean region, was forced to seek assistance from the International Monetary Fund (IMF)…Click here for more information

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