Facts and figures

FAO NEWS ARTICLE: Global production of wood products posts highest growth in 70 years (December 2019)

Major consumers and producers of forest products

Major exporters and importers of forest products

2018 Global Forest Products Facts and Figures

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Global production and trade in forest products in 2019

  

 Production

 

Exports

  

2019

Change (%) compared to:    

2019

Change (%) compared to: 
  Product Unit 2018 2000 1980  20182000 1980
                     
 Roundwood million m³ 3 966  -1% 14% 27%   147 1% 24% 56%
    Wood fuel million m³  1 945 0% 8% 16%   8 1% 124%  
    Industrial roundwood  million m³ 2 021 -2% 20%  40%   139 1% 21% 49%
 Wood pellets and other agglomerates  million tonnes 46 7%       29 6%    
 Sawnwood  million m³ 488 -1% 27% 16%   156 -2% 37% 123%
 Wood-based panels  million m³ 357 0% 100% 268%   87 -7% 66% 485%
    Plywood  million m³ 107 0% 83% 171%   28 -12% 58% 322%
    Particle board, OSB and fibreboard  million m³ 250 -1% 109% 335%   59 -5% 69% 616%
 Wood pulp  million tonnes 190 -1% 11% 51%   68 4% 79% 223%
 Pulp from fibres other than wood  million tonnes 12 -2% -22% 64%   0.4 -13% 20% 88%
 Recovered paper  million tonnes 228 0% 59% 352%   49 -13% 98% 781%
 Paper and paperboard  million tonnes 404 -1% 25% 139%   113 -3% 15% 222%
 Forest products value  US$ billion           244 -10% 68% 331%
 
Source: FAOSTAT-Forestry database
last updated:  Wednesday, December 30, 2020