From 2000 to 2012, the forest products industry saw labour productivity grow at a compound annual growth rate of 2.5% compared to Canada’s business sector at 0.7%.

Source: Natural Resources Canada

The forest industry's contribution to Canada's gross domestic products is almost 2%

Source: Natural Resources Canada

Secondary manufacturing of wood products has expanded in recent years, increasing economic benefits without increasing harvests

Source: Natural Resources Canada

The United States is by far the largest buyer of Canadian forest products

Source: Natural Resources Canada

Industry by the Numbers


Industry by the Numbers (2014)

Key Facts

• Forest Sector Revenues: $58 Billion
• Forest Sector GDP: $19.9 Billion
• Share of GDP: 1.25%
• Share of Manufacturing GDP: 12%

Forest Dependent Communities: >200

  • Average Wages per Employee : $1,082/week (19% above the national average)

Research and Development

• Wood Products Manufacturing (2012): $59 Million
• Pulp and Paper (2012): $139 Million
• Forestry and Logging (2012): $6 Million

 


Total Exports by Product

• Pulp: $7 Billion
• Paper: $8.7 Billion
• Wood: $12.7 Billion
Total Exports: $29 Billion
Trade Surplus: $19 Billion

 

Source: Statistics Canada, 2014

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