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Forestry Statistics 2013 - International Forestry

Wood removals

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A total of 3.5 billion m3 underbark of wood was removed from global forests in 2011, of which over half (53%) was for use as woodfuel and the remaining 47% was industrial roundwood (for use by wood processors) (Table 9.4).

North & Central America and Europe together accounted for around three fifths (62%) of all industrial roundwood removals in 2011. Globally, removals of industrial roundwood increased by 6% between 2010 and 2011, mainly resulting from a 9% increase in Europe.

Around three quarters of woodfuel removals took place in Asia and Africa. Globally, removals of woodfuel decreased by 1% between 2010 and 2011.

Table 9.4 Wood removals by region, 1990-2011

Region

1990199520002005 20102011
million m3 underbark

Industrial roundwood

           

  Europe

 

 

   

 

 

     UK

6

7

8 8

8

9

     EU-271

316

292

339 368

336

 337

     Total Europe

515 405 479 540 507 555

  Africa

61 67 70 74 71  70

  Asia

258

263

246 255

269

 278

  North and Central America

595 603 632 635 432  454

  Oceania

33 41 47 50 54  59

  South America

110 135 147 176 197  212

  World

1 572

1 513

1 622 1 729

1 530

1 627

Woodfuel

           

  Europe

           

     UK

0 0 0 0 1  1

     EU-271

67 66 69 75 88  92

     Total Europe

138 107 133 139  152 157

  Africa

445 513 542 583 623  612

  Asia

897 849 808 792 766  758

  North and Central America

162 145 129 130 129  127

  Oceania

9 11 13 11 11  11

  South America

162 173 185 193 198  202

  World

1 814 1 798 1 810 1 849  1 879 1 868

Total roundwood

           

  Europe

           

     UK

6 8 8 9 10  10

     EU-271

383 358 408 443 424  429

     Total Europe

653 512 612 679  659 712

  Africa

506 580 613 657 694  682

  Asia

1 155 1 112 1 054 1 046 1 035  1 036

  North and Central America

757 748 761 765 561  581

  Oceania

42 52 60 61 65  69

  South America

272 308 332 369 395  414

  World

3 385 3 312 3 432 3 578  3 409 3 495

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

Figure 9.5 Wood removals by region, 2011

Figure 9.5 Wood removals by region, 2011

Source: FAO.

These figures are outside the scope of National Statistics

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