The international integration of the Spanish forestry sector, 1849-1935

Authors

  • Iñaki Iriarte Goñi Universidad de Zaragoza

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.1344/rhi.v1i27.19539

Keywords:

Economía forestal, Historia forestal, Comercio exterior, Política comercial

Abstract

This work presents an initial analysis of the international forest trade markets from the middle of the 19th century to the 1930’s, related to economic growth resulting from the first and second industrial revolution. In this context the paper explores Spanish forest imports and exports to explain their long-run evolution. The main conclusion is that Spain typifies an industrializing Mediterranean forest country, with a high competitiveness in exports of processed or semi-processed cork and rosin products, but with a significant dependence in imports of sawn timber. Trade policies in force during this period seem to be consistent with this view.

Published

2017-07-19

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