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Apparent consumption (defined as production + imports – exports) of wood products around the world totalled 435 million m3 sawnwood, 383 million m3 wood-based panels and 398 million tonnes of paper and paperboard in 2014 (Table 9.6).
Almost two fifths (38%) of all sawnwood in 2014 was consumed in Asia and around one quarter each in Europe (24%) and in North & Central America (26%). Reflecting the increased production of sawnwood in recent years (see Table 9.5), apparent consumption of sawnwood increased by 17% overall between 2010 and 2014. This was driven by a 43% increase in apparent consumption in Asia; there was a 4% decrease in Europe over the same period.
Asia consumed around three fifths (60%) of the world’s wood-based panels in 2014, around one fifth (20%) was consumed in Europe and 14% in North & Central America. Apparent consumption of wood-based panels worldwide increased by 34% between 2010 and 2014, largely resulting from increased demand in Asia.
Almost one half (48%) of all paper and paperboard in 2014 was consumed in Asia, around one quarter (23%) in Europe and a further one fifth (22%)in North & Central America. At a global level, apparent consumption of paper and paperboard increased by 2% between 2010 and 2014.
|Sawnwood (million m3)|
|North and Central America||119||126||143||166||95||112|
|Wood-based panels (million m3)|
|North and Central America||44||47||65||73||49||52|
|Paper & paperboard (million tonnes)|
|North and Central America||88||101||110||107||91||86|
1. Cyprus is included in EU-28 total but is part of FAO’s Asia region.
These figures are outside the scope of National Statistics
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