Forest products trade

Major exporters of forest products

Percentage of global exports (2014)

  • Industrial roundwood: Russian Federation (16 percent); New Zealand (12 percent); United States of America (10 percent); Canada (5 percent); Czech Republic (4 percent).
  • Wood pellets: United States of America (27 percent); Canada (11 percent); Latvia (9 percent); Russian Federation (6 percent); Portugal (5 percent); Germany (5 percent); Estonia (4 percent); Viet Nam (4 percent).
  • Sawnwood: Canada (22 percent); Russian Federation (17 percent); Sweden (9 percent); Germany (6 percent); Finland (6 percent); United States of America (5 percent); Austria (4 percent).
  • Wood-based panels: China (18 percent); Canada (8 percent); Germany (7 percent); Malaysia (6 percent); Thailand (5 percent); Russian Federation (5 percent); Indonesia (4 percent).
  • Pulp for paper: Brazil (19 percent); Canada (17 percent); United States of America (13 percent); Chile (9 percent); Indonesia (6 percent); Sweden (5 percent); Finland (5 percent).
  • Recovered paper: United States of America (35 percent); Japan (8 percent); United Kingdom (8 percent); France (5 percent); Netherlands (4 percent); Germany (4 percent); Canada (4 percent).
  • Paper and paperboard: Germany (12 percent); United States of America (11 percent); Finland (9 percent); Sweden (9 percent); Canada (8 percent); China (7 percent); France (4 percent); Austria (4 percent); Indonesia (4 percent).

Major importers of forest products

Percentage of global imports (2014)

  • Industrial roundwood: China (40 percent); Germany (6 percent); Sweden (6 percent); Austria (5 percent); India (5 percent); Finland (5 percent).
  • Wood pellets: United Kingdom (33 percent); Denmark (15 percent); Italy (14 percent); Republic of Korea (13 percent); Belgium (5 percent); Sweden (4 percent).
  • Sawnwood: China (21 percent); United States of America (17 percent); Japan (5 percent); United Kingdom (5 percent); Egypt (4 percent); Germany (4 percent); Italy (4 percent).
  • Wood-based panels: United States of America (12 percent); Germany (7 percent); Japan (6 percent); China (4 percent); United Kingdom (4 percent); Republic of Korea (4 percent); Canada (4 percent); Italy (4 percent).
  • Pulp for paper: China (31 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 (51 percent); Germany (7 percent); India (5 percent); Indonesia (4 percent); Netherlands (4 percent).
  • Paper and paperboard: Germany (10 percent); United States of America (9 percent); United Kingdom (5 percent); Italy (4 percent); France (4 percent); China (4 percent).

last updated:  Monday, February 1, 2016