Which Country Produces the Most Sawnwood?

Total Sawnwood Production ('000 cbm), 2018
Paper, Pulp & Forestry | March 9, 2020
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Based on a comparison of 150 countries in 2018, China ranked the highest in sawnwood production with 90,252,000 '000 cbm followed by USA and Canada. On the other end of the scale was Yemen with 750 '000 cbm, Mauritius with 960 '000 cbm and Seychelles with 1,000 '000 cbm.

Total sawnwood production reached 492,543,333 '000 cbm in 2018 in the World according to Faostat. This is 2.18 % more than in the previous year and 21.4 % more than 10 years ago.

Historically, total sawnwood production reached an all time high of 492,543,333 '000 cbm in 2018 and an all time low of 323,575,399 '000 cbm in 1961. The average annual growth amounted to 0.740 % since 1961.

The top ranked country, China, accounted for 18.3 % of sawnwood production in the world. The top 3 countries hold a 44.5 % share while the ten largest countries some 70.2 % in 2018.

Data for more countries are available at Total Sawnwood Production indicator page.

Total Sawnwood Production Unit 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Austria '000 cbm 8,952,000 8,534,000 8,460,000 8,731,000 9,410,000
Brazil '000 cbm 15,167,000 13,380,000 11,340,000 9,950,000 9,950,000
Canada '000 cbm 40,564,043 42,813,453 43,351,000 47,114,860 49,723,699
Chile '000 cbm 7,160,000 7,721,000 7,999,000 8,372,200 8,455,100
China '000 cbm 55,700,000 63,000,000 68,370,000 74,304,000 77,161,000
Finland '000 cbm 9,440,000 10,440,000 10,920,000 10,640,000 11,420,000
France '000 cbm 8,067,274 7,901,416 7,696,650 7,514,344 7,893,932
Germany '000 cbm 21,081,299 21,478,169 21,771,800 21,489,849 22,197,245
India '000 cbm 6,889,000 6,889,000 6,889,000 6,889,000 6,889,000
Japan '000 cbm 9,320,000 10,100,000 9,569,000 9,231,000 9,293,000
Russia '000 cbm 32,230,000 33,500,000 34,600,000 34,500,000 36,794,250
Sweden '000 cbm 16,286,000 16,214,000 17,500,000 18,174,000 18,357,000
Turkey '000 cbm 6,682,000 6,405,000 6,635,000 7,772,000 8,499,000
USA '000 cbm 67,474,000 71,115,000 75,833,300 76,362,000 78,165,000
Vietnam '000 cbm 6,200,000 6,000,000 6,000,000 6,000,000 6,000,000