Forestry Statistics 2009 - International Forestry

Production of wood products

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Global production of wood products in 2007 totalled 431 million m3 of sawnwood, 266 million m3 of woodbased panels and 384 million tonnes of paper & paperboard.

Europe produced around one third of all sawnwood in 2007 (mainly in EU countries), with a further one third produced in North and Central America and around one fifth in Asia.

Woodbased panels were more commonly produced in Asia (around 40%), with a further quarter produced in the EU and around one fifth in North and Central America.

Asia also accounted for around 40% of paper and paperboard production, with around one quarter produced in North and Central America and one quarter in the EU.

Table 9.5 Production of wood products by region, 1990-2007

Region

1990

1995

20002005

2006

2007

Sawnwood (million m3)

  Europe

     UK

2

2

33

3

3

     EU-271

81

82

100108

112

114

     Total Europe

149118130142146149

  Africa

888999

  Asia

105

97

6273

79

82

  North and Central America

129134147162157142

  Oceania

6789910

  South America

252731373940

  World

422

391

386432

440

431

Woodbased panels (million m3)

  Europe

     UK

233334

     EU-271

364053636669

     Total Europe

484661757984

  Africa

222233

  Asia

2744499199105

  North and Central America

444761636357

  Oceania

223444

  South America

469131415

  World

126147185249262266

Paper & paperboard (million tonnes)

  Europe

     UK

567655

     EU-271

63739098101102

     Total Europe

7382100111114115

  Africa

334544

  Asia

577795122134142

  North and Central America

92108111108108108

  Oceania

334444

  South America

8910141111

  World

235282324364376384

Not National Statistics.

Source: FAO.

Notes:

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

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