BC State of the Forest 2013

BC State of the Forest 2013

BC’s forest sector manufacturing sales increased in 2013, with many product prices increasing substantially compared to 2012, according to the BC Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations “State of the Forests” report released this week.

SOURCE: BC Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations
SOURCE: BC Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations

The US economy continued to gradually improve, as seen in the employment status and housing market, and this was reflected in higher forest sector exports to the US.

SOURCE: BC Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations
SOURCE: BC Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations

China continued as the second largest export market for BC’s forest sector and helped to make up for lower US demand.
Employment remained relatively steady in the BC forest sector, achieving a small increase in 2013.

SOURCE: BC Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations
SOURCE: BC Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations
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