The European Forestry Strategy of 1998 was replaced by a new and modern document in 2013 that reflects the needs of the sector, and in 2014 the Strategy went through several stages of adoption. European forests are rich in terms of biodiversity, but they are increasingly under pressure because of the demand for raw material and partly because of climate change.

In 2013 this sector was worth around EUR 115 billion (USD 128 bn.) at the global level, and in 2014 recorded an evident increase. According to unoffi cial data from the Italian Institute CSIL, last year the furniture sector was worth around USD 140 billion (a growth of 9.5%). Also, the report points out that furniture comprises about 1% of

Europe regains its global position

Tuesday, 11 August 2015

Europe is recovering after the recession and represents the engine for some areas of the entire world in the forest-based sector; here is the world’s largest pellet market, and Europeans are leading the way in sustainable management and forest certification. They are also giving legal assistance in the prevention of illegal logging. European companies have an active approach to increasing exports