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
- 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.
NOTE: Updated in May 2018 to include revisions to historic manufacturing sales and 2016 lumber exports.
B.C. Forest Product Exports
This monthly report summarizes key information about BC’s forest product exports by market and product.
NOTE: In February 2018 there was a major revision to B.C.’s 2016 lumber exports. Previous versions of the Export Report have been removed to prevent confusion around this correction.