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Forestry Statistics 2015 - International Forestry

Production of wood products

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Global production of wood products in 2013 totalled 421 million m3 of sawnwood, 358 million m3 of woodbased panels and 398 million tonnes of paper & paperboard (Table 9.5).

Europe produced around one third (34%) of all sawnwood in 2013 (mainly in EU countries), with around one quarter (28%) produced in North & Central America and a further quarter (27%) in Asia. Overall, sawnwood production increased by 12% between 2010 and 2013, mainly driven by an increase in Asia.

Wood-based panels were more commonly produced in Asia, accounting for around three-fifths (59%) of global production in 2012. Around two-fifths (21%) were produced in Europe (mainly EU countries) and 13% in North & Central America. At a global level, wood-based panel production increased by 25% between 2010 and 2013, mainly driven by an increase in Asia.

Asia also accounted for over two fifths (45%) of paper and paperboard production in 2013, with around one quarter (26%) in Europe and a further quarter (23%) in North & Central America.

Table 9.5 Production of wood products by region, 1990-2013

Region

1990

1995

2000

2005

2010

2013

Sawnwood (million m3)

           

  Europe

 

 

   

 

 

     UK

2

2

3 3

3

4

     EU-271 2

81

82

100 108

100

99

     Total Europe

149 118 129 144 139 142

  Africa

8 8 8 8 9 9

  Asia

105

96

61 78

 87

114

  North and Central America

129 134 146 162 102  116

  Oceania

6 7 8 9 9  9

  South America

22 27 32 37 30  31

  World

419

391

385 438

377

421

Wood-based panels (million m3)

           

  Europe

           

     UK

2 3 3 3 3  3

     EU-271 2

36 40 53 63 58  57

     Total Europe

48 46 61 75  73 75

  Africa

2 2 2 2 3  3

  Asia

27 44 49 99 149  213

  North and Central America

44 47 62 64 44  47

  Oceania

2 2 3 4 4  4

  South America

4 6 9 13 16  17

  World

127 147 186 258  287 358

Paper & paperboard (million tonnes)

           

  Europe

           

     UK

5 6 7 6 4  5

     EU-271 2

63 74 90 98 95  92

     Total Europe

74 82 100 111  106 105

  Africa

3 3 4 4 4  4

  Asia

57 77 95 124 170  180

  North and Central America

92 108 111 108 96  91

  Oceania

3 3 4 4 4  4

  South America

8 9 11 13 15  15

  World

235 282 325 365  395 398

Source: FAO.

Notes:

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

2. Croatia joined the EU on 1 July 2013; it is not included in the EU total above.

These figures are outside the scope of National Statistics

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