Fibre & Mill Information

 

The Government of British Columbia collects and analyzes information about its fibre flow and operating mills by:

  • Undertaking an annual survey of primary timber processing facilities in B.C.
  • Analyzing the information it collects on logs harvested in the province
  • Reviewing company news releases and media reports

This information is supplemented with information provided in reports by various commercial analysts and through government contacts.

Major Timber Processing Facilities

The following annual report lists timber processing mills that have primary log processing capability, including pulp and paper mills, panel plants and pellet mills. Where a mill produces more than one product (e.g. lumber and veneer; poles and posts), each operation is listed in the respective sections of the report.

The List of Mills Appendix is also available as an Excel spreadsheet.

The mill map is based on the 2016 Mill List publication. The map shows active mills that were open or presumed open in 2016. Mills that announced permanent closures during 2016 are treated as active mills for that year. Please note that some coordinates may not reflect the precise mill location but may, for example, be the closest community.

Mill Status Reports

The primary manufacturing sector is the forest industry's largest sector, and continues to dominate the industry's activities. The sector produces a broad range of products, ranging from commodity products to specialty and niche products.

The British Columbia Mill Status report monitors economic activities in the primary manufacturing sector and provides current information on openings, closures and investments of major timber processing facilities (e.g. sawmills, pulp and paper mills, etc.) in the Province.