Which Country Produces the Most Wood-Based Panels?

Production of Wood-Based Panels ('000 cbm), 2018 or latest
Paper, Pulp & Forestry | March 9, 2020
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Based on a comparison of 120 countries in 2018, China ranked the highest in production of wood-based panels with 203,432,000 '000 cbm followed by USA and Russia. On the other end of the scale was Cyprus with 7.00 '000 cbm, Moldova with 466 '000 cbm and Mongolia with 1,000 '000 cbm.

Total production of wood-based panels reached 407,950,296 '000 cbm in 2018 in the World according to Faostat. This is 0.961 % more than in the previous year and 35.9 % more than 10 years ago.

Historically, total production of wood-based panels reached an all time high of 407,950,296 '000 cbm in 2018 and an all time low of 25,134,700 '000 cbm in 1961. The average annual growth amounted to 5.01 % since 1961.

The top ranked country, China, accounted for 49.9 % of production of wood-based panels in the world. The top 3 countries hold a 62.8 % share while the ten largest countries some 80.0 % in 2018.

Data for more countries are available at Production of Wood-Based Panels indicator page.

Production of Wood-Based Panels Unit 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Belarus '000 cbm 780,800 1,050,300 1,724,800 2,599,610 3,454,546
Brazil '000 cbm 10,069,000 10,588,000 10,413,000 9,872,000 10,315,000
Canada '000 cbm 10,130,000 10,651,433 11,328,000 11,779,000 12,012,983
China '000 cbm 145,953,000 173,721,000 187,903,000 197,343,000 208,177,000
France '000 cbm 5,667,535 5,416,000 5,360,000 5,391,484 5,523,000
Germany '000 cbm 12,021,593 12,059,849 12,168,530 12,131,924 12,530,001
Indonesia '000 cbm 5,750,000 4,396,000 4,493,000 4,593,000 4,643,000
Japan '000 cbm 4,316,000 4,669,000 4,737,800 4,619,700 4,959,000
Poland '000 cbm 8,439,036 8,953,962 9,147,159 9,685,690 10,401,133
Romania '000 cbm 3,874,000 4,810,000 4,780,946 4,991,171 5,420,903
Russia '000 cbm 12,194,415 12,051,000 12,496,289 13,537,279 14,161,050
Spain '000 cbm 2,559,233 2,972,828 3,597,640 3,860,433 3,762,916
Thailand '000 cbm 5,214,900 5,844,900 5,844,900 6,144,900 6,544,900
Turkey '000 cbm 7,981,000 8,716,000 9,550,000 9,344,000 9,486,000
USA '000 cbm 31,059,000 33,062,390 35,059,540 35,258,505 35,956,730