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Methodological aspects

According to what Law 6/1988, on forestry in Catalonia, forest harvesting must be used according to the persistence, conservation and wooded areas improvement principles. To do so, the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Food performs the annual programme for the forest uses and improvements, that includes all the uses (timber, fuel wood, game, pasture, truffles, etc.) to be performed in the current year in the public wooden areas in Catalonia. This programme is intended to achieve the sustainability, conservation and improvement of the wooded areas and to make compatible the forest economic performance with the conservation of habitats and species living in them.

In addition, each year the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries, Food, and the Natural Environment draws up a list of the public sector supply of timber and fuelwood in Catalonia, taking into account the forecasts of the annual harvesting and improvements programmes, with the aim of publishing the forecast harvests.

Unavailable information is represented using the symbol ":". When the value is lower than that of the minimum unit to be able to estimate the statistical operation or if it effects statistical confidentiality, the symbol used is "..".