Forest product consumption and production

Major consumers of forest products

Percentage of global consumption (2016)

  • Industrial roundwood: United States of America (18 percent); China (11 percent); Russian Federation (9 percent); Canada (8 percent); Brazil (8 percent); Indonesia (4 percent); Sweden (4 percent); Finland (3 percent); India (3 percent); Germany (3 percent).
  • Wood pellets: United Kingdom (26 percent); Italy (7 percent); Germany (7 percent); Denmark (7 percent); United States of America (7 percent); Republic of Korea (6 percent); Sweden (6 percent); France (4 percent); Belgium (4 percent).
  • Sawnwood: China (24 percent); United States of America (22 percent); Germany (4 percent); Canada (4 percent); Japan (3 percent); Brazil (3 percent).
  • Wood-based panels: China (49 percent); United States of America (11 percent); Germany (3 percent); Russian Federation (3 percent).
  • Pulp for paper: United States of America (26 percent); China (19 percent); Japan (5 percent); Sweden (5 percent); Finland (4 percent); Canada (4 percent); India (4 percent); Russian Federation (3 percent); Brazil (3 percent); Germany (3 percent).
  • Recovered paper: China (36 percent); United States of America (13 percent); Japan (8 percent); Germany (7 percent); Republic of Korea (4 percent); India (3 percent); Indonesia (3 percent).
  • Paper and paperboard: China (27 percent); United States of America (17 percent); Japan (6 percent); Germany (5 percent); India (4 percent); Italy (3 percent).

Major producers of forest products

Percentage of global production (2016)

  • Wood fuel: India (16 percent); China (9 percent); Brazil (6 percent); Ethiopia (6 percent); Democratic Republic of Congo (4 percent); Nigeria (4 percent).
  • Industrial roundwood: United States of America (19 percent); Russian Federation (11 percent); China (9 percent); Canada (8 percent); Brazil (8 percent); Indonesia (4 percent); Sweden (4 percent); Finland (3 percent); India (3 percent).
  • Wood pellets: United States of America (22 percent); Canada (10 percent); Germany (7 percent); Sweden (6 percent); Latvia (5 percent); Viet Nam (5 percent); Estonia (4 percent); France (4 percent); Austria (4 percent); Portugal (4 percent); Russian Federation (3 percent); Poland (3 percent).
  • Sawnwood: United States of America (17 percent); China (17 percent); Canada (11 percent); Russian Federation (8 percent); Germany (5 percent); Sweden (4 percent); Brazil (3 percent).
  • Wood-based panels: China (51 percent); United States of America (8 percent); Russian Federation (4 percent); Canada (3 percent); Germany (3 percent); Brazil (3 percent).
  • Pulp for paper: United States of America (26 percent); Brazil (10 percent); Canada (9 percent); China (9 percent); Sweden (6 percent); Finland (6 percent); Japan (5 percent); Russian Federation (5 percent); Indonesia (4 percent); India (3 percent); Chile (3 percent).
  • Recovered paper: China (24 percent); United States of America (21 percent); Japan (9 percent); Germany (7 percent); Republic of Korea (4 percent); United Kingdom (3 percent); France (3 percent); Italy (3 percent).
  • Paper and paperboard: China (28 percent); United States of America (18 percent); Japan (6 percent); Germany (6 percent); India (4 percent); Republic of Korea (3 percent), Brazil (3 percent); Indonesia (3 percent).

last updated:  Tuesday, January 9, 2018