What Is The Role of Turkey's Forest Products Industry on Consumption of Energy & How It Is Affected by The Prices and Taxes

Bayram B. C., AKYÜZ İ., AKYÜZ K. C.

KASTAMONU UNIVERSITY JOURNAL OF FORESTRY FACULTY, vol.12, no.1, pp.1-7, 2012 (ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 12 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.1-7
  • Keywords: Energy consumption, Turkey, Forest, Products, Industry
  • Karadeniz Technical University Affiliated: Yes


The main goal of this study is; examining the energy needs of forest products industry sector; the amount and value of energy consumption and analyzing how is the sector affected by the taxes and prices. For proving the effects of high prices and taxes, a comparative analysis done with the other leading European Union countries. The amounts and values of production and energy consumption were investigated in some sub sectors of forest products industry, such as; Furniture, Fiberboard, Particleboard, Round wood, Pulp and Paper industry. The sub sectors were decided according to their importance in the forest products industry. Although this selection some of the data and findings were based on the whole forest products industry. The answer of "Is there a correlation between energy prices and taxes with the amount of production?" was investigated. The data in this research; were taken from the databases and annual reports of Turkish Statistical Institute (TUIK), International Energy Agency (IEA) and Food and Agriculture Organization of The United Nations (FAOSTAT).