Forest products trade

Major exporters of forest products

Percentage of global exports (2016)

  • Industrial roundwood: Russian Federation (16 percent); New Zealand (13 percent); United States of America (9 percent); Canada (6 percent); Czechia (5 percent); Australia (3 percent); France (3 percent); Papua New Guinea (3 percent); Germany (3 percent); Norway (3 percent).
  • Wood pellets: United States of America (27 percent); Canada (14 percent); Latvia (9 percent); Viet Nam (8 percent); Russian Federation (6 percent); Estonia (5 percent); Austria (3 percent); Portugal (3 percent).
  • Sawnwood: Canada (23 percent); Russian Federation (18 percent); Sweden (9 percent); Finland (6 percent); Germany (5 percent); United States of America (5 percent); Austria (4 percent); Thailand (3 percent).
  • Wood-based panels: China (16 percent); Canada (9 percent); Germany (7 percent); Russian Federation (6 percent); Thailand (5 percent); Malaysia (5 percent); Brazil (4 percent); Indonesia (4 percent); France (3 percent); Poland (3 percent); Austria (3 percent); Romania (3 percent); Belgium (3 percent).
  • Pulp for paper: Brazil (22 percent); Canada (16 percent); United States of America (12 percent); Chile (8 percent); Indonesia (6 percent); Finland (6 percent); Sweden (5 percent); Uruguay (4 percent); Russian Federation (4 percent); Netherlands (3 percent);
  • Recovered paper: United States of America (34 percent); United Kingdom (8 percent); Japan (7 percent); France (5 percent); Germany (5 percent); Netherlands (5 percent); Canada (4 percent); Italy (3 percent); Belgium (3 percent).
  • Paper and paperboard: Germany (12 percent); United States of America (10 percent); Sweden (9 percent); Finland (9 percent); China (7 percent); Canada (7 percent); Austria (4 percent); France (4 percent); Indonesia (3 percent); Belgium (3 percent); Italy (3 percent); Republic of Korea (3 percent); Russian federation (3 percent).

Major importers of forest products

Percentage of global imports (2016)

  • Industrial roundwood: Industrial roundwood: China (39 percent); Austria (7 percent); Germany (7 percent); Sweden (5 percent); Finland (5 percent); India (4 percent); Canada (3 percent); Republic of Korea (3 percent); Belgium (3 percent); Japan (3 percent).
  • Wood pellets: United Kingdom (43 percent); Denmark (12 percent); Republic of Korea (10 percent); Italy (10 percent); Belgium (5 percent); Germany (3 percent).
  • Sawnwood: China (23 percent); United States of America (21 percent); United Kingdom (5 percent); Japan (4 percent); Germany (4 percent); Egypt (4 percent); Italy (3 percent).
  • Wood-based panels: United States of America (15 percent); Germany (7 percent); Japan (5 percent); United Kingdom (4 percent); Canada (4 percent); China (4 percent); Italy (4 percent); Republic of Korea (3 percent); Poland (3 percent); France (3 percent).
  • Pulp for paper: China (33 percent); United States of America (9 percent); Germany (8 percent); Italy (6 percent); Netherlands (4 percent); Republic of Korea (4 percent); France (3 percent); Japan (3 percent).
  • Recovered paper: China (50 percent); Germany (8 percent); India (5 percent); Netherlands (4 percent); Indonesia (3 percent); Spain (3 percent); Republic of Korea (3 percent); Mexico (3 percent).
  • Paper and paperboard: Germany (10 percent); United States of America (8 percent); United Kingdom (5 percent); Italy (5 percent); France (4 percent); China (4 percent); Belgium (4 percent); Poland (3 percent); Mexico (3 percent); Spain (3 percent); India (3 percent).

last updated:  Wednesday, January 10, 2018