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Causes and Remedies for Errors in International Forest Products Trade Data: Examples from the Hardwood Trade Statistics

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Year Published

1995

Publication

Forest Science. 41(2): 278-283.

Abstract

The quality of data concerning international hardwood products trade declined in the 1980s because of several problems associated with the collection and processing of individual export transaction records. This note examines the source, impact, and remedies for data problems caused by data screening procedures, nonreporting, recording errors, and alternative accounting systems. Although this study focuses on the hardwood products, many of the problems discussed affect trade data for other forest products.

Citation

Luppold, William G. 1995. Causes and Remedies for Errors in International Forest Products Trade Data: Examples from the Hardwood Trade Statistics. Forest Science. 41(2): 278-283.

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