African Exporters

Africa exported $3.3 billion worth of timber led by the following countries:

  1. Cameroon: $480.6 million
  2. South Africa: $473.6 million
  3. Gabon: $439.7 million
  4. Congo: $324.9 million
  5. Nigeria: $280.2 million
  6. Equatorial Guinea: $279.5 million
  7. Ghana: $249.8 million
  8. Côte d'Ivoire: $177.8 million
  9. Zambia: $93.7 million
10. Democratic Rep. Congo: $88.9 million
Asian Exporters

Asia exported $31.6 billion worth of timber led by the following countries:

  1. China: $13.6 billion
  2. Indonesia: $3.9 billion
  3. Malaysia: $3.5 billion
  4. Philippines: $2.9 billion
  5. Vietnam: $2.5 billion
  6. Thailand: $2.4 billion
  7. Turkey: $675.9 million
  8. Myanmar (Burma): $494.6 million
  9. India: $400.8 million
10. Laos: $311.1 million
Data source: Trade Map, International Trade Centre, www.intracen.org/marketanalysis

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European Union (EU) Exporters

European Union exported $48 billion worth of timber led by the following EU members:

  1. Germany: $8.2 billion
  2. Austria: $4.7 billion
  3. Poland: $3.8 billion
  4. Sweden: $3.7 billion
  5. Finland: $2.9 billion
  6. France: $2.6 billion
  7. Belgium: $2.6 billion
  8. Czech Republic: $2 billion
  9. Latvia: $2 billion
10. Italy: $1.9 billion
Latin American and Caribbean Exporters

Latin America (excluding Mexico) and the Caribbean exported $6.6 billion worth of timber led by the following countries:

  1. Brazil: $2.4 billion
  2. Chile: $2.3 billion
  3. Uruguay: $776.9 million
  4. Ecuador: $338.1 million
  5. Peru: $124.4 million
  6. Argentina: $108.6 million
  7. Suriname: $94.3 million
  8. Guatemala: $91.4 million
  9. Paraguay: $68.1 million
10. Costa Rica: $67.5 million
Middle Eastern Exporters

Middle East exported $257.9 million worth of timber led by the following countries:

  1. United Arab Emirates: $145 million
  2. Saudi Arabia: $41.3 million
  3. Bahrain: $21.2 million
  4. Lebanon: $13.1 million
  5. Oman: $10.6 million
  6. Jordan: $9.9 million
  7. Israel: $8.8 million
  8. Kuwait: $5 million
  9. Iran: $1.3 million
10. Syria: $1 million
Oceanian Exporters

Oceania exported $5.2 billion worth of wood led by the following countries:

  1. New Zealand: $2.5 billion
  2. Australia: $1.3 billion
  3. Papua New Guinea: $843.8 million
  4. Solomon Islands: $550.7 million
  5. Fiji: $47.8 million
  6. New Caledonia: $1.9 million
  7. Vanuatu: $1.6 million
  8. Palau: $250,000
  9. French Polynesia: $106,000
10. Samoa: $84,000
North American Exporters

North America exported $22.6 billion worth of timber led by the following countries:

  1. Canada: $13.2 billion
  2. United States: $9 billion
  3. Mexico: $412.3 million
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Ever wonder which countries export the most timber? See the list, which also shows each exporter's percentage of global timber exports within parenthesis. In 2016, world timber exports were US$128.5 billion.
The accompanying list identifies exporters with the fastest-growing international sales of timber from 2012 to 2016. Overall, the 5-year percentage gain for this exported product category was 7.9%.