October 2020 Message from Lead Consultant
IMM presents new data monitoring tools at 20 October webinar
The IMM has updated its Data Dashboard; it now comprises two components, a "Market trends" and "Monitoring board" facility. These break down and visualise VPA partner country trade data in various ways. All data can be downloaded in a choice of graphical representations or as raw data. The Data Dashboard derives its information from STIX, the global timber and wood products trade data resource developed by the International Tropical Timber Organization through the IMM project in association with the Global Timber Forum (GTF).
Updated monthly, STIX presents data from 46 countries, including nearly all the world’s largest timber and wood product exporters and importers. Combined they account for at least 90% of total global timber products trade by value. The website allows users to access and download specific data in bulk and to select and aggregate data for commercially meaningful product groups.
The IMM webinar is designed for associations, private companies, researchers, journalists and, of course, all stakeholders and decision makers in FLEGT VPA processes. The content and functions of the IMM and STIX dashboards will be demonstrated, particularly focusing on the immediate impact of COVID-19 to highlight the value and analytical power of easy and comprehensive access to global timber trade flow data.
A recording of the webinar is now available.