Industrial timber use has provided revenue from timber that has helped make timber supply and demand more sustainable in the leading timber producing regions of the world.
Forests as a whole provide vital ecosystem services, and act as important atmospheric carbon sinks.
- U.S. Forest Service
Trade in forest products has increased significantly over the past 50 years, particularly in processed wood products such as sawn timber, pulpwood, board, and wood-based panels. Global trade in panel products has increased by 800 percent in the past three decades.