Canada was top sawn wood exporter in 2016

Global sales from sawn wood exports by country amounted to US$34.6 billion in 2016.

Overall, the value of sawn wood exports were up by an average 9.4 per cent for all exporting countries since 2012 when sawn wood shipments were valued at $31.7 billion. Year-over-year, the value of global sawn wood exports appreciated by 3.2 per cent from 2015 to 2016.

Among continents, European countries accounted for the highest dollar value worth of sawn wood exports during 2016 with shipments amounting to $17.2 billion or nearly half (49.6%) of the global total.

In second place were North American exporters at 32.1 per cent while 8.3 per cent of worldwide sawn wood shipments originated from Asian suppliers. Latin America (excluding Mexico) and Caribbean nations came in at five per cent, followed by Africa at three per cent. Oceania (mainly Australia and New Zealand) trailed at two per cent.

RankExporter2016 Sawn Wood Exports% World Total
1CanadaUS$7.8 billion22.50%
2United States$3.3 billion9.50%
3Russia$3.2 billion9.20%
4Sweden$2.9 billion8.20%
5Germany$1.9 billion5.40%
6Finland$1.8 billion5.20%
7Austria$1.4 billion3.90%
8Thailand$1.1 billion3.30%
9Chile$821.8 million2.40%
10Malaysia$817.1 million2.40%