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May 2005  - The Logging and Sawmilling Journal

Logging & Sawmilling Journal’s

Nova Scotia Forestry FAQs

Total area:                    5.5 million hectares
Land area:           5.3 million hectares
Forest and other wooded land:       4.3 million hectares


Private         68 per cent
Provincial    29 per cent
Federal        3 per cent

Forest Type
Softwood    58 per cent
Hardwood   13 per cent
Mixed wood          29 per cent

Annual Allowable Cut (2001)     6.7 million cubic metres
Harvest (volume) industrial roundwood (2002) 6.0 million cubic metres
Harvest (area) industrial roundwood    49,959 hectares

Status of harvested Crown land (2001)
Stocked                97 per cent   203,000 hectares
Understocked        3 per cent    6,400 hectares

Area defoliated by insects/beetle-killed trees (2002)   17,520 hectares
Number of fires (2003)    274
Area burned                    1,257 hectares

Nova Scotia Forest Industry FAQs
Value of exports (2003)   $923 million
Softwood lumber            $163
Newsprint                       $236 million
Wood pulp                               $191 million
Waferboard                              $0.1 million
Other paper and paperboard      $244 million
Converted paper                       $10 million
Other products                         $78 million

Major Export Markets(2003)
United States                                      $670 million
European Union                                 $97 million
South and Central America                 $74 million
Japan                                                 $8 million
China                                                 $4 million
Other countries                                   $70 million

Value of Shipments (2001)

Wood Products Manufacturing       $537 million

Number of Wood Products Manufacturing Establishments: 126
Direct employment: 13,360

Wages and Salaries
Wood products manufacturing (2001)             $88 million
Logging                                                Not available

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

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