The Sustainable Timber Information Exchange (STIX) is a joint initiative of
The International Tropical Timber Organisation (ITTO)
Global Timber Forum (GTF)
to collect, organize, visualize, disseminate, and exchange data on international trade flows of timber and forest
products, alongside the contextual information necessary to monitor the impact of measures to promote legal and
STIX currently provides access to data on timber products trade as reported by the statistical agencies of 44 countries including nearly all the world’s largest exporters and importers. Together these countries are estimated to account for at least 90% of the total value of global timber products trade.
To facilitate data access and analysis, data sourced from national statistical agencies (which varies in structure, timing and units) has been harmonised for distribution via the STIX website. Data is provided for all products listed in chapters 44 (wood), 47 (pulp) and 48 (paper) and wood-based furniture in chapter 94 of the
Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System (HS).
Trade flows can be explored and data downloaded (as a csv file) by selecting a combination of one or more reporting countries, partner countries, and product groups. Monthly or annual data can be accessed for either the import or export flows of reporting countries. The start date for all data in the STIX database is January 2015 and the end date is the most recent monthly data published by the statistical agency of the reporting country.
By compiling and harmonising data for a large number of reporting countries, a key feature of the STIX database is that “mirror data” can be accessed for those partner countries which do not themselves regularly report trade data. This is true of many developing countries that lack national capacity to regularly compile and publish trade statistics. By selecting a single partner country and all reporting countries, it is possible to obtain a reasonably comprehensive picture of total trade by that partner country from the STIX database.
The charts on the STIX website are dynamic. Areas can be selected with a mouse for expansion and data values will be shown on hover. Images of selected data can be downloaded as .png files.
STIX is planned to be a dynamic evolving platform providing access to an expanding range of data and analysis tools. A priority for promoting legal and sustainable trade in forest products is to ensure ready and harmonised access to the most up-to-date, accurate, and comprehensive data on the value and volume of products in trade. STIX plans to progressively expand coverage of reporting countries in the trade data and may introduce additional metrics for monitoring legal and sustainable trade.
Data may be freely extracted from the STIX database and used for any non-commercial application. Data should be attributed to "The Sustainable Timber Information Exchange sourced from www.stix.global".
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