Contribution of the forestry sector to employment and GDP

Global

Employment (formal sector)

  Unit Year
1990 2000 2006
Forestry and logging 1000 persons 5,372 4,364 3,876
Wood industry 1000 persons 5,920 5,463 5,459
Pulp and paper industry 1000 persons 4,426 4,303 4,374
Total for the forestry sector 1000 persons 15,717 14,129 13,709
% of total labour force 0.6 0.5 0.4
Furniture industry 1000 persons 4,288 4,025 4,518

Gross value added

  Unit Year
1990 2000 2006
Forestry and logging US$ million 98,218 107,756 117,508
Wood industry US$ million 123,302 138,244 149,811
Pulp and paper industry US$ million 202,076 216,972 200,589
Total for the forestry sector US$ million 423,596 462,972 467,908
% of GDP 1.4 1.2 1.0
Furniture industry US$ million 117,302 125,961 119,501

Note: value added is presented in constant prices (adjusted for inflation and exchange rates of 2006).

Data source: FAO. Contribution of the forestry sector to national economies, 1990-2006.

last updated:  Tuesday, February 28, 2012