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Forestry Statistics 2017 - International Forestry

World trade in forest products

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Figures 9.6 and 9.7 show the largest net importers and exporters (by value) of forest products in 2015. This covers trade in roundwood, sawnwood, wood-based panels, wood pulp and paper and paperboard. Values are expressed in US dollars.

The UK was the second largest net importer (imports less exports) of forest products in 2015, with net imports of $9.0 billion (Figure 9.6). The largest net importer in 2015 was China ($27.3 billion).

Figure 9.6 Largest net importers of forest products, 2015

Figure 9.6 Largest net importers of forest products, 2014

Source: FAO

Notes:

1. Excludes trade in secondary wood products.

These figures are outside the scope of National Statistics

The largest net exporters (exports less imports) of forest products in 2015 were Canada (with net exports valued at $17.0 billion), Sweden ($11.1 billion) and Finland ($10.9 billion) (Figure 9.7).

Figure 9.7 Largest net exporters of forest products, 2015

Figure 9.7 Largest net exporters of forest products, 2014

Source: FAO

Notes:

1. Excludes trade in secondary wood products.

These figures are outside the scope of National Statistics

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