Facts and figures

FAO NEWS ARTICLE: Global wood production growth accelerates (December 2017)

Major consumers and producers of forest products

Major exporters and importers of forest products

2016 Global Forest Products Facts and Figures

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Global production and trade of forest products in 2016

  

 Production

 

Exports

  

2016

Change (%) compared to:    

2016

Change (%) compared to: 
  Product Unit 2015 2000 1980  20152000 1980
                     
 Roundwood million m³ 3 737  1% 8% 19%   132 2% 11% 40%
    Wood fuel million m³  1 863  0% 5% 11%   9 -4% 153%  
    Industrial roundwood  million m³ 1 874  3% 11%  30%   122 3% 7% 31%
 Wood pellets  million tonnes 29  6%       17 8%    
 Sawnwood  million m³ 468  3% 21% 11%   147  7% 28% 109%
 Wood-based panels  million m³ 416  4%  123% 310%   91 7% 60% 457%
    Veneer and plywood  million m³ 174  3% 161% 296%   34 5% 56% 326%
    Particleboard, OSB and fibreboard  million m³ 242  5% 102% 321%   57 8% 62% 585%
 Wood pulp  million tonnes 180  2% 5% 43%   64  6% 66% 201%
 Other fibre pulp   million tonnes 12  -7% -19% 70%   0.4 -7% 20% 88%
 Recovered paper  million tonnes 230  1% 60% 354%   58 2% 135% 953%
 Paper and paperboard  million tonnes 409  0% 26% 142%   111 0% 13% 218%
 Forest products value  US$ billion           227  -1% 57% 301%
 
Source: FAOSTAT-Forestry database
last updated:  Friday, December 22, 2017