Forest product consumption and production

Major consumers of forest products

Percentage of global consumption (2019)

  • Wood fuel: India (16%); China (8%); Brazil (6%); Ethiopia (6%); Democratic Republic of Congo (4%); United States of America (4%); Nigeria (3%).
  • Industrial roundwood: United States of America (19%); China (12%); Russian Federation (9%); Brazil (7%); Canada (7%); Indonesia (4%); Sweden (4%); Finland (3%); India (3%); Germany (3%).
  • Wood charcoal: Brazil (12%); Ethiopia (9%); Nigeria (8%); India (5%); Democratic Republic of Congo (5%).
  • Wood pellets and other agglomerates: United Kingdom (21%); Germany (8%); Republic of Korea (8%); Brazil (6%); Italy (6%); Denmark (5%); United States of America (5%); Sweden (4%); France (4%); Japan (4%); Belgium (3%); Poland (3%); Netherlands (3%).
  • Sawnwood: China (27%); United States of America (21%); Germany (4%); Canada (3%); Japan (3%).
  • Wood-based panels: China (37%); United States of America (13%); India (4%); Russian Federation (3%); Germany (3%); Poland (3%).
  • Pulp for paper: United States of America (26%); China (22%); Japan (5%); Sweden (4%); Finland (4%); Canada (4%); India (4%); Russian Federation (3%); Germany (3%); Brazil (3%).
  • Recovered paper: China (27%); United States of America (12%); Germany (7%); Japan (7%); India (4%); Republic of Korea (4%); Mexico (3%); Indonesia (3%); Spain (3%).
  • Paper and paperboard: China (27%); United States of America (17%); Japan (6%); India (5%); Germany (5%); Italy (3%).

Major producers of forest products

Percentage of global production (2019)

  • Wood fuel: India (16%); China (8%); Brazil (6%); Ethiopia (6%); Democratic Republic of Congo (4%); United States of America (4%); Nigeria (3%).
  • Industrial roundwood: United States of America (19%); Russian Federation (10%); China (9%); Canada (7%); Brazil (7%); Indonesia (4%); Sweden (3%); Finland (3%); Germany (3%).
  • Wood charcoal: Brazil (12%); Nigeria (9%); Ethiopia (9%); India (5%); Democratic Republic of Congo (5%).
  • Wood pellets and other agglomerates: United States of America (19%); Germany (8%); Viet Nam (7%); Canada (7%); Brazil (6%); Russian Federation (5%); Latvia (4%); Sweden (4%); Poland (3%); France (3%); Austria (3%); Estonia (3%).
  • Sawnwood: China (18%); United States of America (17%); Russian Federation (9%); Canada (9%); Germany (5%); Sweden (4%).
  • Wood-based panels: China (40%); United States of America (10%); Russian Federation (5%); Germany (4%); India (3%); Brazil (3%); Poland (3%); Canada (3%); Turkey (3%).
  • Pulp for paper: United States of America (26%); Brazil (10%); China (10%); Canada (8%); Finland (6%); Sweden (6%); Japan (4%); Russian Federation (4%); Indonesia (4%); India (3%); Chile (3%).
  • Recovered paper: China (23%); United States of America (19%); Japan (9%); Germany (6%); Republic of Korea (4%); United Kingdom (3%); France (3%).
  • Paper and paperboard: China (27%); United States of America (17%); Japan (6%); Germany (5%); India (4%); Indonesia (3%); Republic of Korea (3%), Brazil (3%).

Source: FAOSTAT-Forestry database

last updated:  Tuesday, December 29, 2020