Production and trade in wood and paper products:
Primary products: roundwood, sawnwood, chips, residues, pellets, veneers, glulam, wood-based panels, pulp, paper, recovered paper and paperboard
Secondary products: further processed wood and paper products (only trade value)
Removals of roundwood comprise all quantities of wood felled and removed from the forest and other wooded land or other felling sites. They are measured in cubic metres over bark (including the bark) and under bark (without bark). Removals are also presented by ownership categories private forests, state forests and other publicly owned forests.
Trade includes the total trade of each country and trade with countries outside the EU (extra-EU trade). The sum of extra-EU trade shows how the EU performs as a single market. Trade in industrial roundwood and in sawnwood is presented by timber species.
Definitions and the source questionnaire are available on our open-access communication platform CIRCABC under the interest group "Forestry statistics and accounts".
- The EU Member States and EFTA countries, the candidate countries, Canada, USA, the Russian Federation, China, India, Indonesia and Brazil. Data for France cover only mainland France without the overseas territories and dominions French Guyana, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Réunion or Mayotte.
Data on tropical wood imports covers countries that have signed, agreed or are negotiating Voluntary Partnership Agreements (VPAs) with the EU, as part of the EU's policy to fight illegal logging and associated trade. This policy was defined in 2003 with the Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT) action plan. Licenses are to be issued by the countries that have agreed a bilateral VPA with the EU once the VPA agreements are concluded and legality assurance systems are implemented. The exporting countries must take measures to ensure that only legally harvested timber bears a license. The total imports from FLEGT countries show the potential amounts of verified legal timber that could one day enter the EU. For this table, the EU includes all French overseas territories and dominions (Fr. Guyana, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Réunion, Mayotte).