Forest products trade

Major exporters of forest products

Percentage of global exports (2015)

  • Industrial roundwood: Russian Federation (16 percent); New Zealand (12 percent); United States of America (9 percent); Canada (5 percent); Australia (4 percent); Czechia (4 percent).
  • Wood pellets: United States of America (28 percent); Canada (10 percent); Latvia (10 percent); Viet Nam (7 percent); Russian Federation (6 percent); Estonia (5 percent); Portugal (4 percent); Germany (4 percent).
  • Sawnwood: Canada (23 percent); Russian Federation (18 percent); Sweden (10 percent);  Finland (6 percent); Germany (5 percent);United States of America (5 percent); Austria (4 percent).
  • Wood-based panels: China (17 percent); Canada (9 percent); Germany (7 percent); Malaysia (6 percent); Russian Federation (5 percent); Thailand (5 percent); France (4 percent).
  • Pulp for paper: Brazil (21 percent); Canada (17 percent); United States of America (13 percent); Chile (8 percent); Indonesia (6 percent); Finland (5 percent); Sweden (5 percent); Uruguay (4 percent); Russian Federation (4 percent);
  • Recovered paper: United States of America (34 percent); United Kingdom (9 percent); Japan (7 percent); France (5 percent); Netherlands (5 percent); Germany (4 percent); Canada (4 percent).
  • Paper and paperboard: Germany (12 percent); United States of America (10 percent); Finland (9 percent); Sweden (9 percent); Canada (7 percent); China (6 percent); Austria (4 percent); France (4 percent); Indonesia (4 percent).

Major importers of forest products

Percentage of global imports (2015)

  • Industrial roundwood: China (37 percent); Germany (7 percent); Austria (6 percent); Sweden (6 percent); Finland (5 percent); India (5 percent).
  • Wood pellets: United Kingdom (42 percent); Denmark (13 percent); Italy (11 percent); Republic of Korea (9 percent); Belgium (6 percent).
  • Sawnwood: China (21 percent); United States of America (19 percent); United Kingdom (5 percent); Japan (5 percent); Egypt (5 percent); Germany (4 percent); Italy (4 percent).
  • Wood-based panels: United States of America (15 percent); Germany (7 percent); Japan (5 percent); China (4 percent); Canada (4 percent); United Kingdom (4 percent); Italy (4 percent).
  • Pulp for paper: China (33 percent); United States of America (10 percent); Germany (8 percent); Italy (6 percent); Republic of Korea (4 percent); France (4 percent); Japan (3 percent).
  • Recovered paper: China (52 percent); Germany (7 percent); India (5 percent); Netherlands (4 percent).
  • Paper and paperboard: Germany (10 percent); United States of America (9 percent); United Kingdom (6 percent); Italy (5 percent); France (5 percent); China (4 percent).

last updated:  Thursday, January 5, 2017