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Global production of wood products in 2017 totalled 486 million m3 of sawnwood, 404 million m3 of woodbased panels and 414 million tonnes of paper & paperboard (Table 9.5).
Europe produced around one third (34%) of all sawnwood in 2017 (mainly in EU countries), with around one quarter (28%) in Asia and a further quarter (27%) produced in North & Central America. Overall, sawnwood production increased by 7% between 2015 and 2017, driven by increases in most regions.
Wood-based panels were more commonly produced in Asia, accounting for around three fifths (60%) of global production in 2017. Around one fifth (22%) were produced in Europe (mainly EU countries) and 12% in North & Central America. At a global level, wood-based panel production increased by 4% between 2015 and 2017, driven by increases in all regions.
Asia also accounted for almost one half (48%) of paper and paperboard production in 2017, with around one quarter (26%) in Europe and a further 21% in North & Central America. At a global level, paper and paperboard production increased by 2% between 2015 and 2017.
|Sawnwood (million m3)|
|North and Central America||129||146||102||127||133|
|Wood-based panels (million m3)|
|North and Central America||44||61||42||48||50|
|Paper & paperboard (million tonnes)|
|North and Central America||92||111||94||89||88|
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. For further information see the Sources chapter.
Sources chapter: International Forestry
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