Forests and the economy

  • Global employment in the formal forestry sector - 13 million people (2011). Source
  • Global gross value-added in the forestry sector: US$ 606 billion (2011). Source
  • Global trade in forest products: US$ 421 billion (2011). Source
  • Global roundwood production: 3 591 million cubic meters (2013). Source
  • Countries with the highest contribution of the forestry sector to gross domestic product (GDP): Solomon Islands, Bhutan, Papua New Guinea, Finland, Sweden, New Zeland, Malaysia, the Baltic States and some countries in Sub-Saharan Africa and South America. Source

Source: FAO
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