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June 2005  - The Logging and Sawmilling Journal

Logging & Sawmilling Journal’s

Saskatchewan Forestry FAQ's

Total area: 65.1 million hectares
Land area: 59.2 million hectares
and other wooded land: 24.3 million hectares

Provincial 90 per cent
Federal 4 per cent
Private 6 per cent

Forest Type
Softwood 47 per cent
Hardwood 16 per cent
Mixed wood 37 per cent

Annual Allowable Cut (2001) 8.9 million cubic metres

Harvest (volume) industrial roundwood (2002) 4.3 million cubic metres

Harvest (area) industrial roundwood 23,222 hectares

Area defoliated by insects/beetle-killed trees (2002) 669,591 hectares
Number of fires (2003) 642
Area burned 126,191 hectares

Value of exports (2003) $643 million
Softwood lumber $84 million
Newsprint $0.1 million
Wood pulp $284 million
Waferboard $117 million
Other paper and paperboard $112 million
Converted paper $16 million
Other products $28 million

Major Export Markets  (2003)

United States $456 million
European Union $94 million
China $22 million
South and Central America $12 million
Japan $11 million
Other countries $46 million

Value of Shipments (2001)Wood products
manufacturing $326 million

Number of Establishments: Wood Products Manufacturing (2001)  59
Direct employment: 6,198

Wages and Salaries

Wood products manufacturing (2001) $64 million
Logging Not available


Natural Resources Canada ’s State of Canada ’s Forests Report 2003/2004


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