Which Country Produces the Most Plywood?

Plywood Production ('000 cbm), 2018
Paper, Pulp & Forestry | March 9, 2020
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Based on a comparison of 109 countries in 2018, China ranked the highest in plywood production with 116,888,000 '000 cbm followed by USA and Russia. On the other end of the scale was Cyprus with 7.00 '000 cbm, Moldova with 95.0 '000 cbm and Zambia with 900 '000 cbm.

Total plywood production reached 163,006,579 '000 cbm in 2018 in the World according to Faostat. This is 2.23 % more than in the previous year and 47.3 % more than 10 years ago.

Historically, total plywood production reached an all time high of 163,006,579 '000 cbm in 2018 and an all time low of 16,519,900 '000 cbm in 1961. The average annual growth amounted to 4.10 % since 1961.

The top ranked country, China, accounted for 71.7 % of plywood production in the world. The top 3 countries hold a 81.2 % share while the ten largest countries some 92.8 % in 2018.

Data for more countries are available at Plywood Production indicator page.

Plywood Production Unit 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Brazil '000 cbm 2,564,000 2,484,000 2,203,000 2,194,000 2,564,000
Canada '000 cbm 1,824,000 1,792,000 1,810,000 1,929,000 2,204,769
Chile '000 cbm 941,800 860,000 1,099,700 1,354,900 1,355,900
China '000 cbm 76,163,000 92,338,000 103,977,000 113,233,000 117,317,000
Ecuador '000 cbm 487,000 487,000 487,000 487,000 487,000
Finland '000 cbm 1,020,000 1,090,000 1,160,000 1,150,000 1,140,000
India '000 cbm 2,521,000 2,521,000 2,521,000 2,521,000 2,521,000
Indonesia '000 cbm 5,178,000 3,800,000 3,800,000 3,800,000 3,800,000
Japan '000 cbm 2,549,000 2,761,000 2,813,000 2,756,000 3,063,000
Malaysia '000 cbm 4,232,000 3,590,000 3,819,000 3,185,000 3,029,000
Poland '000 cbm 388,240 429,736 406,218 390,444 462,272
Russia '000 cbm 3,150,000 3,303,000 3,540,000 3,606,674 3,759,000
Spain '000 cbm 254,846 275,100 283,600 370,814 378,525
USA '000 cbm 9,493,000 9,680,210 11,150,700 10,971,600 11,239,000
Vietnam '000 cbm 258,000 425,000 530,000 600,000 850,000