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Global production of wood products in 2014 totalled 439 million m3 of sawnwood, 388 million m3 of woodbased panels and 400 million tonnes of paper & paperboard (Table 9.5).
Europe produced around one third (34%) of all sawnwood in 2014 (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 17% between 2010 and 2014, mainly driven by a 39% increase in Asia.
Wood-based panels were more commonly produced in Asia, accounting for around three fifths (61%) of global production in 2014. Around one fifth (20%) were produced in Europe (mainly EU countries) and 12% in North & Central America. At a global level, wood-based panel production increased by 34% between 2010 and 2014, mainly driven by a 59% increase in Asia.
Asia also accounted for almost one half (46%) of paper and paperboard production in 2014, with around one quarter (26%) in Europe and a further 22% in North & Central America. Overall, paper and paperboard production increased by 2% between 2010 and 2014.
|Sawnwood (million m3)|
|North and Central America||129||134||146||162||102||122|
|Wood-based panels (million m3)|
|North and Central America||44||47||62||64||44||48|
|Paper & paperboard (million tonnes)|
|North and Central America||92||108||111||108||94||89|
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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