The forest products industry in Spain. Productive, organization and environmental aspects

  • M. Martínez Núñez Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Madrid
  • L. Díaz Balteiro Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Madrid
Keywords: forest economics, wood-based industry

Abstract

In spite of the importance of the forest ecosystems in Spain, this circumstance has not redounded in a wood-based industry powerful and well structured. Usually, these industries are not integrated with other components of the value chain of the forest products. Besides, current information about these industries is incomplete and not very present. This article seeks to deepen in the knowledge of the industries included in the value chain of the wood in Spain (wood industry, paper industry and furniture industry) analyzing several aspects of its production structure (age, size, etc.), as questions relative to the innovation, environmental management or quality systems of. In order to achieve this objective, a survey has been distributed to more than 2,800 companies. The results show an accused heterogeneity among the three sectors, as well as the scarce diffusion of some environmental issues, like forest certification. Finally, the statistical analysis carried out to certain results of this survey has shown several functional relationships between some structural variables and other characteristics studied.

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Published
2007-08-01
How to Cite
Martínez NúñezM., & Díaz BalteiroL. (2007). The forest products industry in Spain. Productive, organization and environmental aspects. Forest Systems, 16(2), 182-196. https://doi.org/10.5424/srf/2007162-01008
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Research Articles