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March 2005  - The Logging and Sawmilling Journal


Quebec Forestry FAQs

Total Area: 154.2 million hectares
Land Area: 136.5 million hectares
Forest and
other wooded land:
84.6 million hectares

Ownership
Provincial    89 per cent
Private    11 per cent

Forest Type
Softwood 73 per cent
Hardwood 11 per cent
Mixed wood 16 per cent

Annual Allowable Cut (2001) 55.9 million cubic metres
Harvest (volume) industrial roundwood (2002) 39.6 million cubic metres
Harvest (area) industrial roundwood (2002) 309,195 hectares

Status of harvested Crown land (2001)
Stocked (97 per cent)   5.9 million hectares
Understocked (3 per cent) 159,000 hectares
Area defoliated by insects/beetle-killed trees (2002)   280,983 hectares
Number of fires (2003)         716
Area burned 87,860 hectares

Quebec Forest Industry FAQs
Value of exports (2003) $10.7 billion
Softwood lumber $1.2 billion
Newsprint $2.6 billion
Wood pulp $900 million
Waferboard $400 million
Other paper and paperboard $2.5 billion
Converted paper $300 million
Other products $2.8 billion

Major Export Markets
(2003)
United States $9.2 billion
European Union $797 million
South and Central America $157 million
China $137 million
Japan $29 million
Other countries $360 million

Wood Products Manufacturing (2001) $8.4 billion
Number of establishments:
Wood products manufacturing 1,129

Wages and Salaries
Wood products manufacturing (2001)   $1.3 billion
Logging    Not available

New Investments (2003)
$1.3 billion

Source: Natural Resources Canada’s State of Canada’s Forests Report 2003-04.

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