ITTO releases 2013–2014 data on tropical timber

ITTO has published the Biennial Review and Assessment of the World Timber Situation 2013–2014, providing data on the production and trade of primary wood products with an emphasis on tropical primary wood products in 82 countries.

The biennial review:
  • summarizes developments in major markets for tropical timber;
  • provides an analysis of production, consumption, trade and prices for primary tropical timber products (tropical logs, sawnwood, veneer and plywood); and
  • describes trade in secondary processed wood products, with a focus on tropical countries.

    Major production and trade volumes of ITTO member countries
      2012 2013 2014*
    (million m3)
    Tropical logs
    Production quantity 241.1 240.1 243.2
    Imports quantity 15.8 16.7 19.6
    Exports quantity 12.6 13.2 15.8
    Tropical sawnwood      
    Production quantity 52.1 52.1 52.5
    Imports quantity 8.1 8.6 8.8
    Exports quantity 9.1 9.7 9.8
    Tropical plywood
    Production quantity 18.4 18.4 19.0
    Imports quantity 5.7 6.0 6.0
    Exports quantity 7.3 7.4 7.8
    A detailed analysis of trends in the production and trade of tropical primary wood products is available here. The French and the Spanish versions of the review will be published in mid-September 2015.