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200,025,086 ha certified
38,333 CoC certificates
1,639 FM/CoC certificates

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The latest news and views from FSC, plus related forestry industry updates

2018 FSC Global Market Survey Report Available Now!

Wednesday, 12 June 2019


Every two years, FSC conducts the Global Market Survey to gain a better understanding of how FSC is perceived by both its certificate holders and promotional license holders. The results help us identify the needs of our stakeholders and see how certification trends evolve over time. This information is vital as we strive to continuously improve the FSC system. In 2018, more than 4,000 certificate holders and 133 promotional license holders participated in the survey - the highest participation rate in recent years. We warmly extend our thanks to all respondents that completed the survey and made this outcome possible.

The results of the 2018 FSC Global Market Survey show that the level of satisfaction of both certificate holders and promotional license holders is high. Moreover, the sourcing and sales of FSC-certified products have continued to grow over the years and look promising for the coming years.

Overall, most certificate holders have stated that they obtain business benefits from being FSC certified – such as meeting the demands of current customers – while FSC promotional license holders perceive their license as a way to communicate their sustainability policy.

This information on the impacts of growth in the global FSC market is important for our organization and stakeholders. The insights into market developments and future trends also show where FSC certification makes a difference for certified businesses and forests and where we can improve our efforts. 

Check out the full 2018 FSC Global Market Survey report here


Keeping up with all the latest information about forest management and certification can be difficult. That’s why we collect it for you in our newsroom. The newsroom is where you’ll find news from FSC, as well as information about developments in the wider forestry industry. It’s also home to The Root of the Matter, the monthly blog from FSC Director General Kim Carstensen.