Forest products trade

Major exporters of forest products

Percentage of global exports (2017)

  • Industrial roundwood: Russian Federation (15%); New Zealand (15%); United States of America (10%); Canada (6%); Czechia (5%); Australia (3%); France (3%); Germany (3%); Norway (3%); Papua New Guinea (3%).
  • Wood pellets: United States of America (26%); Canada (11%); Latvia (8%); Viet Nam (8%); Russian Federation (7%); Estonia (6%); Austria (3%); Malaysia (3%).
  • Sawnwood: Canada (21%); Russian Federation (19%); Sweden (9%); Finland (6%); Germany (5%); United States of America (5%); Austria (4%); Thailand (3%).
  • Veneer sheets: Viet Nam (15%); Russian Federation (14%); Canada (14%); China (7%); United States of America (5%); Malaysia (4%); Myanmar (4%); New Zealand (3%); Gabon (3%).
  • Wood-based panels: China (16%); Canada (9%); Germany (7%); Thailand (6%); Russian Federation (6%); Malaysia (4%); Brazil (4%); Poland (4%); Belarus (3%); Indonesia (3%); Austria (3%); France (3%); Belgium (3%); Romania (3%).
  • Pulp for paper: Brazil (22%); Canada (16%); United States of America (12%); Indonesia (7%); Chile (7%); Finland (6%); Sweden (5%); Uruguay (4%); Russian Federation (4%).
  • Recovered paper: United States of America (32%); United Kingdom (8%); Japan (7%); France (5%); Germany (5%); Netherlands (5%); Canada (4%); Italy (3%); Belgium (3%).
  • Paper and paperboard: Germany (12%); United States of America (10%); Sweden (9%); Finland (8%); China (6%); Canada (6%); Indonesia (4%); Austria (4%); France (3%); Belgium (3%); Italy (3%); Republic of Korea (3%); Russian Federation (3%).

Major importers of forest products

Percentage of global imports (2017)

  • Industrial roundwood: China (43%); Germany (7%); Austria (7%); Sweden (6%); Canada (5%); India (4%); Finland (4%); Republic of Korea (3%); Belgium (3%); Japan (3%).
  • Wood pellets: United Kingdom (36%); Denmark (16%); Republic of Korea (13%); Italy (9%); Belgium (6%).
  • Sawnwood: China (26%); United States of America (18%); United Kingdom (5%); Japan (4%); Germany (3%); Italy (3%); Egypt (3%).
  • Veneer sheets: China (22%); Japan (8%); United States of America (8%); India (8%); Italy (4%); Malaysia (4%); Spain (3%); Viet Nam (3%); Turkey (3%); Republic of Korea (3%); Germany (3%); France (3%).
  • Wood-based panels: United States of America (17%); Germany (7%); Japan (5%); United Kingdom (4%); Canada (4%); Poland (4%); China (3%); Italy (3%); Republic of Korea (3%); France (3%).
  • Pulp for paper: China (37%); United States of America (9%); Germany (7%); Italy (6%); Republic of Korea (4%); France (3%); Japan (3%).
  • Recovered paper: China (46%); Germany (8%); India (6%); Netherlands (5%); Indonesia (4%); Spain (3%); Thailand (3%); Mexico (3%); Republic of Korea (3%).
  • Paper and paperboard: Germany (10%); United States of America (8%); China (5%); United Kingdom (5%); Italy (5%); France (4%); Poland (3%); Mexico (3%); Belgium (3%); India (3%); Spain (3%); Canada (3%).

Source: FAOSTAT-Forestry database

last updated:  Saturday, January 19, 2019