KASTAMONU UNIVERSITY JOURNAL OF FORESTRY FACULTY, vol.6, no.2, pp.179-197, 2006 (ESCI)
The world, changing and forming in the economic area, is going to support the countries, remaining in the foreground in foreign trade, to important positions. To get a share from the capacity of the world trade is possible by knowing sector's structure and summing it up. In this study, the foreign trade improvements of Turkish forest products industry was examined among 1999-2005, based on product groups. Besides, the position of forest products foreign trade of Turkey in general foreign trade was examined. For this reason, the data about the industry were analyzed with the computer by investigating the registrations of Foreign Trade Center. As a result of investigations, in all product groups, foreign trade volume boom was determined within years. The proportion in total import increased from % 1,3 to % 2 and the proportion in export decreased from % 3,1 to % 2,7. Foreign trade deficit gain was determined in all groups except furniture product group. In generally countries in foreign trade, Germany, Italy and France remained in the foreground and China has been an important importer especially in furniture and wood products group in recent three years.