Forest Industry Economics

Economic analysis of the British Columbia forest sector, including its current state and trends, can be found in this section.

Key economic indicators that are monitored include:

  • Commodity prices
  • Housing starts
  • Harvest & production
  • Exports
  • Employment & investment

The number and operating status of various types of mills, fibre flow analyses and socio-economic analyses are also provided.

Economic State of B.C.'s Forest Sector

The following report examines and monitors how competitive the B.C. forest sector is as measured by key economic indicators such as harvest level, GDP, manufacturing sales, exports, employment, market supply & demand conditions, main destination markets and main products.

B.C. Forest Product Exports

This monthly report summarizes key information about BC’s forest product exports by market and product.