Facts and figures

FAO NEWS ARTICLE: Wood production sees growth driven by housing and green energy markets (December 2016)

Major consumers and producers of forest products

Major exporters and importers of forest products

2015 Global Forest Products Facts and Figures

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Global production and trade of forest products in 2015

  

 Production

 

Exports

  

2015

Change (%) compared to:    

2015

Change (%) compared to: 
  Product Unit 2014 2000 1980  20142000 1980
                     
 Roundwood million m³ 3 714  1% 7% 19%   132 -7% 12% 40%
    Wood fuel million m³  1 866  0% 5% 11%   9 0% 158%  
    Industrial roundwood  million m³ 1 848  2% 10%  28%   122 -8% 7% 31%
 Wood pellets  million tonnes 28  8%       16 7%    
 Sawnwood  million m³ 452  3% 20% 7%   134  1% 20% 92%
 Wood-based panels  million m³ 399  3%  114% 294%   86 2% 51% 425%
    Veneer and plywood  million m³ 171  6% 157% 290%   33 2% 50% 310%
    Particleboard and fibreboard  million m³ 228  1% 91% 297%   53 1% 51% 538%
 Wood pulp  million tonnes 176  0% 3% 40%   59  2% 54% 179%
 Other fibre pulp   million tonnes 12  -6% -19% 70%   1 -2% 55% 142%
 Recovered paper  million tonnes 225  1% 57% 345%   57 3% 130% 930%
 Paper and paperboard  million tonnes 406  1% 25% 140%   111 -1% 13% 217%
 Forest products value  US$ billion           226  -11% 56% 298%
 
Source: FAOSTAT-Forestry database
last updated:  Friday, February 24, 2017