The US is the leading destination market for greenfield forestry and wood FDI, while Austria is the top source market. GlobalData’s forestry and wood foreign direct investment (FDI) report highlights the current trends in forestry and wood foreign investments. Buy the report here.

Between 2019 and 2022, the forestry and wood sector was the twenty-ninth largest FDI sector in terms of the number of greenfield investments. The forestry and wood sector accounts for 0.2% of global greenfield FDI projects.

Smarter leaders trust GlobalData


Premium Insights Key FDI Trends in the Forestry and Wood Sector

Buy the Report

Premium Insights

The gold standard of business intelligence.

Find out more

Greenfield foreign direct investment is when a company invests abroad to establish a new physical presence or expand an existing operation. Greenfield investments create jobs and/or involve a capital investment into the foreign location. Other forms of FDI, such as mergers and acquisitions, are not included as part of this definition.

Combined, the top ten destination countries account for 75.2% of total forestry and wood FDI projects.

The leading destination country for forestry and wood FDI is the US. Germany, France and Russia are also popular forestry and wood investment hubs.

According to GlobalData’s FDI Projects database, Canada-based companies were the leading source of greenfield forestry and wood investments into the US.

With respect to outbound FDI, Austria was the leading forestry and wood source market. Austria-based companies held a 11.7% share of total outbound forestry and wood FDI projects. Canada, Germany, UK and Switzerland are also top source markets for forestry and wood FDI.

To further understand global forestry and wood foreign direct investment trends, buy the report here.

Premium Insights


The gold standard of business intelligence.

Blending expert knowledge with cutting-edge technology, GlobalData’s unrivalled proprietary data will enable you to decode what’s happening in your market. You can make better informed decisions and gain a future-proof advantage over your competitors.


GlobalData, the leading provider of industry intelligence, provided the underlying data, research, and analysis used to produce this article.

GlobalData’s FDI Projects Database records greenfield FDI throughout the world in real-time. The data can be used to analyse company cross-border expansion activities as well as identify industry, thematic and geographic trends.