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World trade in forest products

Figures 9.6 and 9.7 show the largest net importers and exporters (by value) of forest products in 2017.  This covers trade in roundwood, sawnwood, wood-based panels, wood pulp and paper and paperboard, but excludes trade in secondary processed wood (e.g. furniture made from wood).  Values are expressed in US dollars (the units reported in the data published by FAO).

The UK was the second largest net importer (imports less exports) of forest products in 2017, with net imports of US $7.6 billion (Figure 9.6). The largest net importer in 2017 was China (US $36.6 billion) and Japan was the third largest net importer (US $7.1 billion).

Figure 9.6 Largest net importers of forest products, 2017 

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Source: FAO

Notes:

1. Excludes trade in secondary wood products.

These figures are outside the scope of National Statistics. For further information see the Sources chapter.

The largest net exporters (exports less imports) of forest products in 2017 were Canada (with net exports valued at US $18.5 billion), Finland (US $11.4 billion) and Sweden (US $11.0 billion) (Figure 9.7).

Figure 9.7 Largest net exporters of forest products, 2017

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Source: FAO

Notes:

1. Excludes trade in secondary wood products.

These figures are outside the scope of National Statistics.  For further information see the Sources chapter.

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Sources chapter: International Forestry

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