Forestry Statistics 2009 - International Forestry

Apparent consumption of wood products

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Apparent consumption (defined as production + imports - exports) of wood products in 2007 totalled 424 million m3 sawnwood, 257 million m3 woodbased panels and 383 million tonnes of paper and paperboard globally.

Around one third of all sawnwood was consumed in North and Central America and a further one quarter each in the EU and in Asia.

Asia consumed almost two fifths of the world's woodbased panels, around one quarter was consumed in the EU and one quarter in North and Central America.

Around two fifths of all paper and paperboard was consumed in Asia, over one quarter in North and Central America and a further quarter in the EU.

Table 9.6 Apparent consumption of wood products by region, 1990-2007

Region

1990

1995

20002005

2006

2007

Sawnwood (million m3)

  Europe

     UK

13

8

1011

10

11

     EU-271

96

80

99102

105

110

     Total Europe

157109121119120125

  Africa

101211131313

  Asia

112

112

7993

100

102

  North and Central America

119126144166160144

  Oceania

678888

  South America

242428303333

  World

429

390

389429

433

424

Woodbased panels (million m3)

  Europe

     UK

556677

     EU-271

404153596367

     Total Europe

514759717681

  Africa

122333

  Asia

254653919395

  North and Central America

444664727364

  Oceania

223333

  South America

3468910

  World

126146188248257257

Paper & paperboard (million tonnes)

  Europe

     UK

91111131212

     EU-271

626883879193

     Total Europe

71739098102105

  Africa

445767

  Asia

6285103132142148

  North and Central America

88101110107108106

  Oceania

345555

  South America

81012141111

  World

235277325364375383

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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