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October 2005  - The Logging and Sawmilling Journal


Logging & Sawmilling Journal’s

Manitoba Forestry FAQ's


Total Area: 64.8 million hectares
Land Area: 55.4 million hectares
Forest and other wooded land: 36 million hectares


Provincial 95 per cent
Private 3 per cent
Federal 2 per cent


Forest Type

Softwood 74 per cent
Hardwood 15 per cent
Mixed wood 11 per cent

Annual Allowable Cut (2001) 9.6 million cubic metres
Harvest (volume) industrial roundwood (2002) 2 million cubic metres
Harvest (area) industrial roundwood (2002) 15,042 hectares

Area defoliated by insects and beetle-killed trees (2002) 101,821 hectares
Number of fires (2003) 1,148
Area burned (2003) 430,170 hectares


Manitoba Forest Industry FAQs

Value of exports (2003) $640 million
Softwood lumber $54 million
Newsprint $141 million
Waferboard $128 million
Wood Pulp $1.2 million
Other paper and paperboard $80 million
Converted paper $29 million
Other products $207 million

Major Export Markets (2003)

United States $630 million
South and Central America $2.6 million
Japan $1.5 million
European Union $1.2 million

Value of Shipments Wood Products Manufacturing (2001) $635 million

Number of establishments:
Wood products manufacturing (2001) 76
Direct employment: 8,900

Wages and Salaries

Wood products manufacturing (2001) $118 million
Logging Not available


Natural Resources Canada's State of Canada's Forests Report 2003/04.


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