Forest product consumption and production

Major consumers of forest products

Percentage of global consumption (2012)

  • Industrial roundwood: USA (19 percent); China (11 percent); Canada (9 percent); Brazil (9 percent); Russian Federation (7 percent); Sweden (4 percent), Indonesia (4 percent).
  • Sawnwood: USA (19 percent); China (19 percent); Brazil (6 percent); Germany (5 percent); Canada (4 percent); Japan (4 percent); Russian Federation (3 percent); France (3 percent).
  • Wood-based panels: China (35 percent); USA (13 percent); Germany (4 percent); Russian Federation (4 percent); Japan (3 percent); Canada (3 percent); Brazil (3 percent); Turkey (3 percent); Poland (3 percent).
  • Pulp for paper: USA (26 percent); China (18 percent); Japan (5 percent); Sweden (5 percent); Finland (5 percent); Canada (4 percent); Russian Federation (3 percent); Brazil (3 percent); Germany (3 percent); India (3 percent).
  • Recovered paper: China (35 percent); USA (13 percent); Japan (8 percent); Germany (8 percent); Republic of Korea (5 percent); Indonesia (3 percent).
  • Paper and paperboard: China (25 percent); USA (18 percent); Japan (7 percent); Germany (5 percent); India (3 percent); Italy (3 percent); UK (3 percent).

Major producers of forest products

Percentage of global production (2012)

  • Woodfuel: India (16 percent); China (10 percent); Brazil (8 percent); Ethiopia (6 percent); Democratic Republic of Congo (4 percent).
  • Industrial roundwood: USA (19 percent); Canada (9 percent); Brazil (9 percent); China (9 percent); Russian Federation (8 percent).
  • Sawnwood: USA (16 percent); China (13 percent); Canada (10 percent); Russian Federation (8 percent); Brazil (6 percent); Germany (5 percent); Sweden (4 percent).
  • Wood-based panels: China (39 percent); USA (11 percent); Russian Federation (4 percent); Germany (4 percent); Canada (4 percent); Brazil (3 percent); Poland (3 percent); Turkey (3 percent).
  • Pulp for paper: USA (28 percent); China (10 percent); Canada (9 percent); Brazil (8 percent); Sweden (6 percent); Finland (6 percent); Japan (5 percent); Russian Federation (4 percent); Indonesia (4 percent); Chile (3 percent).
  • Recovered paper: China (22 percent); USA (21 percent); Japan (10 percent); Germany (7 percent); Republic of Korea (4 percent); UK (4 percent).
  • Paper and paperboard: China (26 percent); USA (19 percent); Japan (7 percent); Germany (6 percent); Sweden (3 percent); Republic of Korea (3 percent), Canada (3 percent); Finland (3 percent); India (3 percent); Indonesia (3 percent); Brazil (3 percent).

last updated:  Monday, February 24, 2014