Conversion Factors can affect Forest Products Trade Policies
Conversion of board feet to cubic measurement is a common problem that is shared by analysts of forest products trade policies. Two examples--comparison of the United States and Canadian stumpage prices, and comparisons of United States and Japanese log and lumber trade data--illustrate how conversion factors can influence trade policies. Guidelines are proposed for assessing whether or not conversing factors are appropriate.
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Document Type: Journal Article
Affiliations: Group Leader, Supply, Demand, and Price Analysis, USDA Forest Service, Washington, DC 20013
Publication date: 1984-08-01
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