How much wood from China did IKEA use?

We require that suppliers use Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) certified or recycled wood in our home furnishing products. All information presented here is valid for Fiscal Year 2022 (FY22) with a reporting period from 1 September 2021 to 31 August 2022 and, unless otherwise specified, applies to virgin wood used in IKEA home furnishing products (excluding paper). 

China is an important wood sourcing market for IKEA suppliers as there is a high demand for products made by China’s established furniture industry. With a significant supplier base, China has developed a strong and competitive furniture industry that, in part, uses locally sourced wood. The market continues to develop and promote responsible forest management.

Key metrics

Amount of virgin wood used roundwood equivalent (RWE): 1,027,639 m3

Contribution to total IKEA virgin wood used for home furnishing products: 7%

Approximate proportion of China’s total harvest used by IKEA suppliers: 0.3%

Approximate proportion of China’s forests that are FSC-certified: 1%

Years in IKEA supply chain: 20+

Regions and types of forests

In FY22, virgin wood of Chinese origin used in IKEA products mainly came from actively managed FSC-certified plantation forests in the central and southern regions.

Wood species


Recent developments/actions

For several decades we have worked alongside different partners in China to improve forest management. One example is our partnership with WWF. Since 2002, the focus of our partnership has been on promoting FSC-certification in China, identifying high conservation values at provincial level and building capacity for responsible forest management in forest enterprises, academia and governmental agencies. Read more about our work with WWF in China.

Where else in the world did IKEA use wood from?

Visit our global wood supply map