Canadian Forest Service Publications

Impact of forestry activity on the economy of Canada and its provinces: an input-output approach. 1988. Jacques, R. Canadian Forestry Service, Headquarters, Economics, Ottawa. Information Report E-X-39. 34 p.

Year: 1988

Issued by: National Capital Region

Catalog ID: 19711

Language: English

Series: Information Report (CFS - Ottawa)

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Abstract

This study uses Statistics Canada input-output models to assess the links between the forest sector and other sectors of the economy. In 1980, an estimated 532,000 jobs in other sectors of the economy were associated with the 302,000 jobs in the forest sector; thus, forestry activity accounted for 834,000 jobs or 7.8% of all jobs in Canada. Between 1980 and 1984, the loss of 34,000 jobs in the forest sector led to an estimated loss of 60,000 jobs in other sectors. The share of total provincial revenue (gross domestic product at factor cost) generated by forestry activity by provinde was 26% for Bristih Columbia, 16% for New Brunswick, 9% for Newfoundland and Quebec 6% for Nova Scotia, and 5% for Ontario, while 9% of Canada’s revenue was generated by forestry activity. An estimated 1.76 jobs in other sectors of the Canadian economy were associated with each job in the forest sector, and this employment ratio ranged between 1.6 and 2.1 on a provincial basis. An estimated 83% of logging industry production depends on forest product exports, although only 2% of such production is exported in unprocessed forms. British Columbia is one of the provinces that receives the least spin-off effect per volume of wood harvested. Total effects in Québec and Ontario are comparable to that in British Columbia, but harvest volumes are much lower in these provinces.

Also available under the title:
L’impact de l’activité forestière sur l’économie du Canada et de ses provinces (French)