FSC’s Global Market Survey says secondary wood processors/manufacturers were seeing the greatest increase in relevance of FSC certification (out of all the wood-related sectors).

A total of 31.8% of respondents said solid wood was the main product they sold, with sawn timber accounting for 10%, logs 5.7%, flooring 2.1%, outdoor furniture 2.2%. Paper was the biggest single product area declared by respondents.

FSC reported high demand for certified fibreboard, with FSC already responding by launching a campaign as an incentive for manufacturers to produce more of the certified product.

Doors, windows and modular homes were also important product categories.

A slight majority says demand for FSC-certified timber is staying at the same level, while demand growth is evident in the panels sector.