Forest products trade

Major exporters of forest products

Percentage of global exports (2013)

  • Industrial roundwood: Russian Federation (15 percent); New Zealand (13 percent); United States of America (13 percent); Canada (5 percent); France (4 percent).
  • Sawnwood: Canada (23 percent); Russian Federation (17 percent); Sweden (9 percent); Finland (6 percent); Germany (5 percent); United States of America (5 percent); Austria (4 percent).
  • Wood-based panels: China (18 percent); Canada (8 percent); Germany (7 percent); Malaysia (7 percent); Thailand (5 percent); Russian Federation (4 percent); Romania (4 percent); Austria (4 percent).
  • Pulp for paper: Brazil (17 percent); Canada (17 percent); United States of America (13 percent); Chile (8 percent); Indonesia (7 percent); Sweden (5 percent); Finland (5 percent).
  • Recovered paper: United States of America (34 percent); Japan (9 percent); United Kingdom (8 percent); France (5 percent); Germany (5 percent); Netherlands (5 percent).
  • Paper and paperboard: Germany (13 percent); United States of America (11 percent); Sweden (9 percent); Finland (9 percent); Canada (8 percent); China (6 percent); France (4 percent); Austria (4 percent); Indonesia (4 percent).

Major importers of forest products

Percentage of global imports (2013)

  • Industrial roundwood: China (36 percent); Austria (6 percent); Germany (6 percent); Sweden (6 percent); Finland (5 percent); India (5 percent).
  • Sawnwood: China (21 percent); United States of America (16 percent); Japan (6 percent); United Kingdom (5 percent); Egypt (4 percent); Italy (4 percent); Germany (4 percent).
  • Wood-based panels: United States of America (13 percent); Germany (7 percent); Japan (7 percent); China (4 percent); United Kingdom (4 percent); Canada (4 percent).
  • Pulp for paper: China (30 percent); United States of America (10 percent); Germany (8 percent); Italy (7 percent); Republic of Korea (4 percent); France (4 percent); Japan (3 percent).
  • Recovered paper: China (53 percent); Germany (7 percent); India (4 percent); Netherlands (4 percent); Indonesia (4 percent).
  • Paper and paperboard: Germany (10 percent); United States of America (9 percent); United Kingdom (6 percent); France (5 percent); China (4 percent); Italy (4 percent); Belgium (4 percent).

last updated:  Wednesday, April 8, 2015