Forest Products Association of Canada

Industry by the Numbers

Industry by the Numbers (2016)

Key Facts

  • Forest Sector Revenues (2015): $67 Billion
  • Forest Sector GDP: $21.8 Billion
  • Share of GDP: 1.3%
  • Share of Manufacturing GDP: 12.5%

Forest Dependent Communities: 600+

Research and Development

  • Wood Products Manufacturing (2015): $101 Million
  • Pulp and Paper (2015): $132 Million
  • Forestry and Logging (2015): $5 Million

Total Exports by Product

  • Pulp: $7.6 Billion
  • Paper: $9.5 Billion
  • Wood: $17.5 Billion
  • Total Exports: $34.6 Billion
  • Trade Surplus: $23.3 Billion

Source: Statistics Canada, 2016