Forest Products

FOREST PRODUCTS sector of the BC economy is focussed on the primary manufacturing of lumber, PULP AND PAPER, and plywood and other panel boards, most of which are exported. Since early in the 20th century, the export of logs cut on Crown land has been restricted to encourage the province's manufacturing industries, and in 1997 more than 98% of the 68.6 million cubic m of logs harvested were processed in BC. The FOREST INDUSTRY sector had total sales of over $15 billion in 1999, making it the...

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