Forest products trade

Major exporters of forest products

Percentage of global exports (2018)

  • Industrial roundwood: New Zealand (16%); Russian Federation (14%); United States of America (9%); Czechia (6%); Canada (5%); Germany (4%); Poland (4%); Australia (3%); France (3%); Papua New Guinea (3%); Norway (3%).
  • Wood pellets: United States of America (25%); Canada (11%); Viet Nam (10%); Latvia (7%); Russian Federation (6%); Estonia (5%); Austria (3%); Malaysia (3%).
  • Sawnwood: Russian Federation (20%); Canada (19%); Sweden (8%); Germany (6%); Finland (6%); United States of America (5%); Austria (4%); Thailand (3%).
  • Veneer sheets: Russian Federation (17%); Canada (13%); Viet Nam (11%); China (8%); United States of America (6%); Ukraine (4%); Malaysia (4%); New Zealand (3%); Gabon (3%).
  • Wood-based panels: China (16%); Canada (10%); Germany (7%); Russian Federation (6%); Thailand (6%); Malaysia (4%); Brazil (4%); Poland (3%); Belarus (3%); Indonesia (3%); France (3%); Austria (3%); Belgium (3%).
  • Pulp for paper: Brazil (24%); Canada (15%); United States of America (11%); Chile (8%); Indonesia (7%); Finland (6%); Sweden (5%); Uruguay (4%); Russian Federation (4%).
  • Recovered paper: United States of America (34%); United Kingdom (8%); Japan (7%); Netherlands (5%); Germany (5%); France (4%); Canada (4%); Italy (3%); Belgium (3%).
  • Paper and paperboard: Germany (12%); United States of America (10%); Finland (9%); Sweden (8%); Canada (6%); China (4%); Indonesia (4%); Austria (4%); France (3%); Belgium (3%); Italy (3%); Russian Federation (3%); Republic of Korea (3%).

Major importers of forest products

Percentage of global imports (2018)

  • Industrial roundwood: China (43%); Austria (7%); Sweden (7%); Germany (6%); Finland (5%); Canada (3%); India (3%); Republic of Korea (3%); Belgium (3%).
  • Wood pellets: United Kingdom (32%); Denmark (17%); Republic of Korea (16%); Italy (10%); Belgium (5%); Japan (5%).
  • Sawnwood: China (25%); United States of America (18%); United Kingdom (5%); Japan (4%); Germany (4%); Italy (3%); Egypt (3%).
  • Veneer sheets: China (21%); India (9%); United States of America (8%); Japan (8%); Malaysia (4%); Italy (4%); Spain (3%); Viet Nam (3%).
  • Wood-based panels: United States of America (18%); Germany (7%); Japan (4%); Poland (4%); United Kingdom (4%); Republic of Korea (3%); Canada (3%); Italy (3%); France (3%).
  • Pulp for paper: China (35%); United States of America (9%); Germany (7%); Italy (6%); Republic of Korea (4%); France (3%); Japan (3%).
  • Recovered paper: China (31%); India (12%); Germany (9%); Indonesia (6%); Netherlands (5%); Viet Nam (4%); Austria (3%); Republic of Korea (3%); Mexico (3%); Canada (3%); Thailand (3%).
  • Paper and paperboard: Germany (10%); United States of America (8%); China (5%); Italy (5%); United Kingdom (4%); France (4%); Poland (4%); Mexico (4%); Belgium (3%); Spain (3%).

Source: FAOSTAT-Forestry database

last updated:  Thursday, January 9, 2020