Why is deforestation happening?

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Cubic meters of wood produced

Globally, this year

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Why Is Deforestation Happening? Well, for...
a number of reasons. The main reasons are production of timber / wood, and making room for growing cattle, soy, and palm oil. We produce so much wood that we could give 370 kilos to everyone on the planet every year.

Top 4 facts about wood production

1

We use lot of trees

Almost 5 billion cubic meters of wood are produced every year. With this amount of wood you could build a gigantic fleet of more than 200 million large Viking ships - enough to fit a third of the world's population.


2

Your weight in trees many times over

We produce 395 kilos of wood for everyone on the planet every year.


3

...and numbers are growing

Demand for wood is expected in increase by 50 percent from 2005 to 2030. The most dramatic change will be the growing use of wood as a source of energy.


4

Good wood

Sustainable products for all uses of wood exist - furniture, flooring, building materials, paper etc.



Wood production

According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, 4751 million cubic meters of wood are produced every year. This includes industrial roundwood, sawn-wood, wood-based panels, pulp for paper and wood fuel.


We use lot of trees

Your weight in trees many times over

...and numbers are growing

Good wood

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