Tropical timber 2050: an analysis of the future supply of and demand for tropical timber and its contributions to a sustainable economy

Global resource use could double by 2050, representing an opportunity for tropical timber producers, according to a study published by ITTO. It forecasts that tropical industrial roundwood production will increase substantially by mid-century but says the sector needs a boost if it is to maximize its contribution to carbon-neutral production. Tropical Timber 2050: an Analysis of the Future Supply of and Demand for Tropical Timber and its Contributions to a Sustainable Economy uses the Global Forest Product Model and publicly available data to provide projections to 2050 for tropical timber supply and demand and trends in tropical timber resources, products and industries.