Forestry Statistics 2012 - International Forestry

Production of wood products

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Global production of wood products in 2010 totalled 391 million m3 of sawnwood, 283 million m3 of woodbased panels and 400 million tonnes of paper & paperboard (Table 9.5).

Europe produced around one third of all sawnwood in 2010 (mainly in EU countries), with around one quarter (26%) produced in North & Central America and a further quarter (24%) in Asia. Overall, sawnwood production increased by 7% between 2009 and 2010.

Wood-based panels were more commonly produced in Asia (around one half of global production), with around one quarter produced in Europe (mainly EU countries) and 16% in North & Central America. At a global level, wood-based panel production increased by 7% between 2009 and 2010.

Asia also accounted for over two fifths (44%) of paper and paperboard production, with around one quarter (27%) in Europe and a further quarter (24%) in North & Central America.

Table 9.5 Production of wood products by region, 1990-2010

Region

1990

1995

20002005

2009

2010

Sawnwood (million m3)

           

  Europe

 

 

   

 

 

     UK

2

2

3 3

3

     EU-271

81

82

100 108

91

100

     Total Europe

149 118 129 144 128 139

  Africa

8 8 8 8 8  8

  Asia

105

97

62 78

 88

 94

  North and Central America

129 134 146 162 94  103

  Oceania

6 7 8 9 9  9

  South America

22 27 31 37 37  38

  World

419

391

385 439

364

391

Wood-based panels (million m3)

           

  Europe

           

     UK

2 3 3 3 3  3

     EU-271

36 40 53 63 55  61

     Total Europe

48 46 61 75  68 75

  Africa

2 2 2 2 3  3

  Asia

27 44 49 92 133  142

  North and Central America

44 47 62 63 45  44

  Oceania

2 2 3 4 4  3

  South America

4 6 9 13 14  16

  World

126 147 186 250  265 283

Paper & paperboard (million tonnes)

           

  Europe

           

     UK

5 6 7 6 4  4

     EU-271

63 73 90 98 88  95

     Total Europe

73 82 100 111  101 108

  Africa

3 3 4 4 3  4

  Asia

57 77 95 124 163  175

  North and Central America

92 108 111 108 90  94

  Oceania

3 3 4 4 4  4

  South America

8 9 11 14 15  15

  World

235 282 325 365  375 400

Source: FAO.

Notes:

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

These figures are outside the scope of National Statistics

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