Which country in Europe has the most wood?

Which country in Europe has the most wood?

The largest relative increase in the amount of harvested wood took place in the Netherlands (185 %) and Czechia (126 %). In 2020, Germany was the largest producer of roundwood in EU (84 million m3), followed by Sweden, Finland and France (each producing between ca 50 and 75 million m3) (Table 1 and Figure 1).

Is there a timber shortage in Europe?

European sawmills face a serious risk of shortages owing to rising timber exports. Between 2019 and 2020, exports of unsquared logs have doubled, chiefly as a result of demand from Asia. The risk is particularly high for oak, with one in three oaks felled being exported to China.

Where does Europe get its timber?

The four largest producers and exporters of softwood lumber in Europe are Sweden, Finland, Germany, and Austria. Together they produced just over 56% of Europe’s total lumber production in 2019, and the international shipments by these “Top 4” accounted for about two-thirds of continent’s total export volume.

Which country consumes the most timber?

China is the wold’s largest timber and wood products importer. With the rapid development of China’s economy, there is a growing demand for timber from industries of construction, papermaking and furniture manufacturing.

What is the least wooded country in Europe?

Ireland and the Netherlands are equally the least-wooded countries in Europe, each with 11% forest cover. There are four territories with less cover: Isle of Man (6%), Jersey (5%), Guernsey (3%) and Malta (1%). Gibraltar, Holy See, Monaco, San Marino and Svalbard & Jan Mayen Islands all have 0% forest cover.

Will we run out of timber?

The WWF estimates that that global demand for timber is set to triple by 2050; some of this for new developments, but also because of a growing need for wood products in emerging economies.

Why has timber gone up so much in price?

After steadily rising through the end of 2020 and the beginning of 2021, lumber prices skyrocketed up to an all-time high in May, driven by historic levels of demand and mounting supply chain issues. Relief came in the summer as the cost of wood gradually began to return to historically average levels.

Where does the UK get most of its timber from?

Origin of wood imports

  • Sweden (42%), Latvia (16%) and Finland (14%) provided the majority of imports of sawn softwood to the UK.
  • Most particleboard imports to the UK came from Germany (19%), France (17%) and Latvia (16%).
  • Ireland (29%), Germany (20%) and Spain (13%) were the principal sources of fibreboard imports.

How much of UK timber is imported?

UK imports: 7.2 million cubic metres of sawnwood (3%); 3.3 million cubic metres of wood-based panels (-10%); 9.1 million tonnes of wood pellets (+2%); 5.3 million tonnes of pulp and paper (-10%);

Which country sells the most wood?

China continues to be the largest exporter of wood products. The United States (US), Poland and Indonesia jumped up in the ranking due to a rapid increase in their exports value, bumping down Germany and Sweden.

Who is the largest exporter of timber?

Rank Exporter 2019-20
1. Canada +21.5%
2. Russia -6.6%
3. Sweden +8.6%
4. United States -8.6%

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