Which Country Removes the Most Timber?

Timber Removals ('000 cbm), 2015
Paper, Pulp & Forestry | February 22, 2018
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Based on a comparison of 172 countries in 2015, USA ranked the highest in timber removals with 412,917 '000 cbm followed by India and China. On the other end of the scale was Mauritius with 2.00 '000 cbm, Iceland with 3.64 '000 cbm and Qatar with 5.12 '000 cbm.

Total timber removals reached 3,713,681 '000 cbm in 2015 in the World according to Faostat. This is 0.907 % more than in the previous year and 3.46 % more than 10 years ago.

Historically, total timber removals reached an all time high of 3,713,681 '000 cbm in 2015 and an all time low of 2,516,570 '000 cbm in 1961. The average annual growth amounted to 0.723 % since 1961.

The top ranked country, USA, accounted for 11.1 % of timber removals in the world. The top 3 countries hold a 29.9 % share while the ten largest countries some 56.8 % in 2015.

Data for more countries are available at Timber Removals indicator page.