Forest product consumption and production

Major consumers of forest products

Percentage of global consumption (2017)

  • Industrial roundwood: United States of America (18%); China (11%); Russian Federation (9%); Canada (8%); Brazil (8%); Sweden (4%); Indonesia (4%); Finland (3%); India (3%); Germany (3%).
  • Wood pellets: United Kingdom (22%); Republic of Korea (11%); Denmark (9%); Germany (7%); Italy (7%); United States of America (6%); Sweden (6%); France (4%); Belgium (4%).
  • Sawnwood: China (26%); United States of America (21%); Germany (4%); Canada (4%); Japan (3%).
  • Wood-based panels: China (48%); United States of America (12%); Germany (3%); Russian Federation (3%); Poland (3%).
  • Pulp for paper: United States of America (25%); China (20%); Japan (5%); Sweden (5%); Finland (4%); Canada (4%); India (4%); Russian Federation (3%); Brazil (3%); Germany (3%).
  • Recovered paper: China (35%); United States of America (13%); Japan (7%); Germany (7%); Republic of Korea (4%); India (3%).
  • Paper and paperboard: China (28%); United States of America (17%); Japan (6%); Germany (5%); India (4%); Italy (3%).

Major producers of forest products

Percentage of global production (2017)

  • Wood fuel: India (16%); China (9%); Brazil (6%); Ethiopia (6%); Democratic Republic of Congo (4%).
  • Industrial roundwood: United States of America (19%); Russian Federation (10%); China (9%); Canada (8%); Brazil (8%); Indonesia (4%); Sweden (4%); Finland (3%); India (3%).
  • Wood pellets: United States of America (21%); Canada (8%); Germany (7%); Sweden (5%); Viet Nam (5%); Latvia (5%); Russian Federation (4%); France (4%); Estonia (4%); Austria (4%); Republic of Korea (3%); Poland (3%); China (3%).
  • Sawnwood: China (18%); United States of America (17%); Canada (10%); Russian Federation (8%); Germany (5%); Sweden (4%); Brazil (3%).
  • Wood-based panels: China (50%); United States of America (9%); Russian Federation (4%); Germany (3%); Canada (3%); Poland (3%); Brazil (3%).
  • Pulp for paper: United States of America (26%); Brazil (10%); China (9%); Canada (9%); Sweden (6%); Finland (6%); Japan (5%); Russian Federation (5%); Indonesia (4%); India (3%); Chile (3%).
  • Recovered paper: China (24%); United States of America (20%); Japan (9%); Germany (6%); Republic of Korea (4%); United Kingdom (3%); France (3%); Italy (3%).
  • Paper and paperboard: China (28%); United States of America (17%); Japan (6%); Germany (6%); India (4%); Republic of Korea (3%), Brazil (3%); Indonesia (3%).

Source: FAOSTAT-Forestry database

last updated:  Saturday, January 19, 2019