World Merchandise Exports and Imports by Commodity
Publication date: 09 November 2018, GMT
Reporting period: 2002 - 2017
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World Exports of Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal in 2017

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Source: United Nations International Trade Statistics Database, Department of Economic and Social Affairs/Statistics Division (https://comtrade.un.org)

In 2017, the total volume of exports of "Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal" exceeded $126 billion (according to the external trade statistics of 121 countries). It was $123 billion in the previous year (according to the merchandise trade statistics of 145 countries).

There is no trade data (2017) for such exporters as Thailand (1.98% of world exports in 2016), Vietnam (1.85%), United Arab Emirates (0.15%), Other Asia, nes (0.132%), Guatemala (0.082%), Costa Rica (0.054%), Cambodia (0.033%), Pakistan (0.033%), Saudi Arabia (0.033%), Panama (0.032%), State of Palestine (0.024%), Bahrain (0.023%), Central African Republic (0.023%), Laos (0.02%)

Top exporters of Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal in 2017

The main exporters of this commodity group in 2017 were

  • Canada - 11.1% of world exports ($14 billion)
  • China - 10.8% ($13.6 billion)
  • USA - 7.74% ($9.77 billion)
  • Germany - 6.99% ($8.82 billion)
  • Russia - 6.26% ($7.9 billion)
  • Austria - 3.71% ($4.69 billion)
  • Poland - 3.37% ($4.26 billion)
  • Sweden - 3.21% ($4.06 billion)
  • Indonesia - 3.17% ($4 billion)
  • Malaysia - 2.77% ($3.49 billion)

«Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal» accounted for a substantial share of total exports of

  • the Solomon Islands - 70% of the Solomon Islands's total exports in 2017 ($353 million of $499 million)
  • Latvia - 16.5% ($2.15 billion of $13 billion)
  • Cameroon - 15.4% ($505 million of $3.26 billion)
  • Uruguay - 11.7% ($927 million of $7.88 billion)
  • Estonia - 10.1% ($1.55 billion of $15.3 billion)
  • New Zealand - 8.66% ($3.29 billion of $38 billion)
  • Montenegro - 8.23% ($34 million of $420 million)
  • Sierra Leone - 8.13% ($8.35 million of $102 million)
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina - 6.94% ($442 million of $6.36 billion)
  • Croatia - 5.46% ($859 million of $15.7 billion)

According to statistics provided by the major exporters, the largest trade flows of exports of «Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal» in 2017 were

  • Exports from Canada to the USA: (8.56% of world exports, $10.8 billion according to the external trade statistics of Canada)
  • Exports from China to the USA: (2.89% of world exports, $3.65 billion according to the external trade statistics of China)
  • Exports from Russia to China: (2.58% of world exports, $3.26 billion according to the external trade statistics of Russia)
  • Exports from the USA to China: (2.53% of world exports, $3.19 billion according to the external trade statistics of USA)
  • Exports from the USA to Canada: (1.68% of world exports, $2.12 billion according to the external trade statistics of USA)
  • Exports from the European Union (28) to China: (1.47% of world exports, $1.85 billion according to the external trade statistics of European Union (28))
  • Exports from the European Union (28) to Switzerland: (1.41% of world exports, $1.78 billion according to the external trade statistics of European Union (28))
  • Exports from New Zealand to China: (1.39% of world exports, $1.76 billion according to the external trade statistics of New Zealand)
  • Exports from the European Union (28) to the USA: (1.28% of world exports, $1.61 billion according to the external trade statistics of European Union (28))
  • Exports from the European Union (28) to Norway: (1.07% of world exports, $1.36 billion according to the external trade statistics of European Union (28))
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Source: United Nations International Trade Statistics Database, Department of Economic and Social Affairs/Statistics Division (https://comtrade.un.org)