Forest products trade

Major exporters of forest products

Percentage of global exports (2019)

  • Wood fuel: Ukraine (13%); Eswatini (10%); Bosnia and Herzegovina (8%); Croatia (8%); France (6%); Slovenia (5%); United States of America (5%).
  • Industrial roundwood: New Zealand (16%); Russian Federation (11%); Czechia (10%); Germany (6%); United States of America (6%); Canada (5%); Australia (5%); Poland (3%); France (3%); Papua New Guinea (3%); Norway (3%).
  • Wood charcoal: Indonesia (18%); Myanmar (9%); Nigeria (9%); Poland (6%); Namibia (6%); Ukraine (6%); Viet Nam (5%); India (4%); Cuba (4%); Philippines (3%); Paraguay (3%).
  • Wood pellets and other agglomerates: United States of America (24%); Viet Nam (12%); Canada (10%); Russian Federation (6%); Latvia (6%); Estonia (4%); Denmark (3%); Austria (3%); Malaysia (3%); Germany (3%); Portugal (3%).
  • Sawnwood: Russian Federation (21%); Canada (18%); Sweden (8%); Germany (6%); Finland (6%); Austria (4%); United States of America (4%); Belarus (3%); Thailand (3%).
  • Veneer sheets: Viet Nam (15%); Russian Federation (15%); Canada (11%); China (9%); United States of America (5%); Gabon (5%); New Zealand (3%).
  • Wood-based panels: China (12%); Canada (10%); Russian Federation (7%); Germany (7%); Thailand (6%); Brazil (4%); Malaysia (4%); Indonesia (4%); Poland (4%); Belarus (3%); France (3%); Austria (3%); Belgium (3%); Romania (3%).
  • Pulp for paper: Brazil (24%); Canada (15%); United States of America (11%); Chile (7%); Indonesia (7%); Finland (7%); Sweden (6%); Uruguay (4%); Russian Federation (3%).
  • Recovered paper: United States of America (34%); United Kingdom (9%); Japan (6%); France (5%); Netherlands (5%); Germany (5%); Italy (4%); Canada (3%); Belgium (3%).
  • Paper and paperboard: Germany (12%); United States of America (9%); Finland (8%); Sweden (8%); Canada (6%); China (5%); Indonesia (4%); Austria (4%); France (3%); Belgium (3%); Italy (3%); Russian Federation (3%); Republic of Korea (3%).

Major importers of forest products

Percentage of global imports (2019)

  • Wood fuel: Italy (17%); South Africa (16%); Austria (7%); United Kingdom (6%); Germany (5%); Eswatini (5%); United States of America (4%).
  • Industrial roundwood: China (45%); Austria (7%); Sweden (6%); Germany (5%); Finland (4%); Canada (3%); Republic of Korea (3%); India (3%); Belgium (3%).
  • Wood charcoal: China (14%); Germany (6%); Poland (6%); Japan (5%); Republic of Korea (4%); South Africa (4%); United States of America (4%); Saudi Arabia (4%).
  • Wood pellets and other agglomerates: United Kingdom (33%); Denmark (12%); Republic of Korea (12%); Italy (8%); Japan (6%); Belgium (5%); Netherlands (4%).
  • Sawnwood: China (25%); United States of America (17%); United Kingdom (5%); Japan (4%); Germany (3%); Italy (3%); Egypt (3%).
  • Veneer sheets: China (23%); United States of America (12%); India (8%); Malaysia (6%); Japan (6%); Canada (4%); Italy (3%); Spain (3%).
  • Wood-based panels: United States of America (17%); Germany (6%); Japan (4%); United Kingdom (4%); Poland (4%); Italy (3%); Canada (3%); Republic of Korea (3%); France (3%).
  • Pulp for paper: China (37%); United States of America (8%); Germany (7%); Italy (6%); Republic of Korea (4%); France (3%); Japan (3%).
  • Recovered paper: China (21%); India (13%); Germany (9%); Indonesia (6%); Viet Nam (6%); Mexico (4%); Netherlands (3%); Thailand (3%); Austria (3%); Republic of Korea (3%); Spain (3%); Canada (3%).
  • Paper and paperboard: Germany (9%); United States of America (8%); China (5%); Italy (5%); United Kingdom (5%); France (4%); Poland (4%); Belgium (4%); Mexico (3%); India (3%); Spain (3%).

Source: FAOSTAT-Forestry database

last updated:  Tuesday, December 29, 2020