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April 2005  - The Logging and Sawmilling Journal

Logging and Sawmilling Journalís Alberta Forestry FAQs

Total Area: 66.2 million hectares
Land Area: 64.2 million hectares
Forest and other wooded land: 36.4 million hectares

Ownership
Provincial 89 per cent
Federal 8 per cent
Private 3 per cent

Forest Type
Softwood 50 per cent
Hardwood 32 per cent
Mixed wood 18 per cent

Annual Allowable Cut (2001) 26.2 million cubic metres
Harvest (volume) industrial roundwood (2002) 24.6 million cubic metres
Harvest (area) industrial roundwood 68,430 hectares

Area defoliated by insects/beetle-killed trees (2002) 4.2 million hectares
Number of fires (2003) 1,191 Area burned 55,482 hectares

Alberta Forest Industry FAQs
Value of exports (2003) $2.8 billion

Softwood lumber $580 million
Newsprint $114 million
Wood pulp $1.2 billion
Waferboard $571 million
Other paper and paperboard $18 million
Converted paper $21 million
Other products $254 million

Major Export Markets (2003)
United States $1.9 billion
Japan $238 million
European Union $163 million
China $148 million
South and Central America $16 million
Other countries $257 million

Value of Shipments Wood Products Manufacturing (2001) $2.7 billion

Number of Establishments: Wood Products Manufacturing  286 Direct employment: 25,300

Wages and Salaries
Wood products manufacturing (2001) $443 million
Logging - Not available

New Investments (2003) $200 million

Source: Natural Resources Canadaís State of Canadaís Forests Report 2003/2004

                                                                                

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