Forest products trade

Major exporters of forest products

Percentage of global exports (2012)

  • Industrial roundwood: Russian Federation (16 percent); New Zealand (12 percent); USA (11 percent); Canada (6 percent); France (4 percent); Latvia (4 percent).
  • Sawnwood: Canada (21 percent); Russian Federation (17 percent); Sweden (10 percent); Germany (6 percent); Finland (5 percent); USA (4 percent); Austria (4 percent).
  • Wood-based panels: China (18 percent); Germany (7 percent); Malaysia (7 percent); Canada (7 percent); Indonesia (4 percent); Thailand (4 percent); Austria (4 percent).
  • Pulp for paper: Canada (18 percent); Brazil (17 percent); USA (14 percent); Chile (9 percent); Indonesia (6 percent); Sweden (6 percent); Finland (5 percent); Russian Federation (4 percent).
  • Recovered paper: USA (34 percent); Japan (8 percent); UK (8 percent); Netherlands (6 percent); Germany (5 percent); France (5 percent).
  • Paper and paperboard: Germany (13 percent); USA (11 percent); Sweden (9 percent); Finland (9 percent); Canada (8 percent); China (4 percent); France (4 percent); Austria (4 percent).

Major importers of forest products

Percentage of global imports (2012)

  • Industrial roundwood: China (33 percent); Austria (6 percent); Sweden (6 percent); Germany (6 percent); India (6 percent); Republic of Korea (5 percent); Finland (5 percent).
  • Sawnwood: China (18 percent); USA (15 percent); Japan (6 percent); UK (4 percent); Germany (4 percent); France (3 percent).
  • Wood-based panels: USA (11 percent); Germany (7 percent); Japan (7 percent); Canada (4 percent); UK (4 percent).
  • Pulp for paper: China (30 percent); USA (10 percent); Germany (9 percent); Italy (7 percent); Republic of Korea (5 percent); Japan (3 percent); France (3 percent); Netherlands (3 percent).
  • Recovered paper: China (51 percent); Germany (7 percent); Netherlands (5 percent); India (4 percent); Indonesia (4 percent).
  • Paper and paperboard: Germany (10 percent); USA (9 percent); UK (6 percent); France (5 percent); China (5 percent); Italy (4 percent); Belgium (4 percent).

last updated:  Monday, February 24, 2014