Forestry Statistics 2009 - International Forestry

Wood removals

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A total of 3.6 billion m3 underbark of wood was removed from global forests in 2007, of which around one half was for use as woodfuel and around one half was industrial roundwood (for use by wood processors).

North and Central America and Europe accounted for around two thirds of all industrial roundwood removals in 2007, whilst around three quarters of woodfuel removals took place in Asia and Africa.

Table 9.4 Wood removals by region, 1990-2007

Region

1990

1995

20002005

2006

2007
million m3 underbark

Industrial roundwood

  Europe

     UK

6

7

88

8

9

     EU-271

319

296

343369

337

379

     Total Europe

519408483540516576

  Africa

576669676969

  Asia

258

263

231235

232

240

  North and Central America

595603633635608597

  Oceania

334147494951

  South America

110134145176160172

  World

1 571

1 515

1 6081 702

1 635

1 705

Woodfuel

  Europe

     UK

000000

     EU-271

454545858988

     Total Europe

11686109150154153

  Africa

439502526569596603

  Asia

784789834796790787

  North and Central America

163174129130132138

  Oceania

91113111111

  South America

161174186194192194

  World

1 6721 7351 7971 8501 8761 886

Total roundwood

  Europe

     UK

688889

     EU-271

365341388454426467

     Total Europe

635494592690670729

  Africa

495568595636665672

  Asia

1 0421 0521 0651 0311 0231 027

  North and Central America

758777762765740736

  Oceania

425260606062

  South America

271307331369353366

  World

3 2433 2513 4053 5523 5113 591

Not National Statistics.

Source: FAO.

Notes:

1. Cyprus is included in EU-27 total but is part of FAO's Asia region.

Figure 9.5 Wood removals by region, 2007

Figure 9.5 Wood removals by region, 2007

Not National Statistics.

Source: FAO.

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