Author(s): RO ARUOFOR
The study area is Nigeria with a total Land area of about 924,000 sq. km. It lies between Latitude 4 o 15 1 N (Southern tip of the Niger Delta on the Atlantic) and 13 o 55 1 N (NorthWestern frontier with Niger) and between longitudes 2 o 45 1 E Southern frontier with Benin) and 14 o 40 1 E (NorthEastern frontier with Cameroon). It comprises of 36 States and a Federal Capital Territory. The Forest Industry consists of both the informal and formal sectors while the forest products include, Fuelwood, Charcoal, Round wood, Sawn wood, wood based Panels, Pulp and Paper. The data series of the Forest Products include production, prices, trade and value. The present study focuses on aspects of wood products especially production and consumption.