Canadian Forest Service Publications

Growth of secondary wood manufacturing in British Columbia, Canada. 2005. Stennes, B.; Wilson, W.R.; Wang, S. Forest Products Journal 55(7/8): 22-27.

Year: 2005

Issued by: Pacific Forestry Centre

Catalog ID: 25676

Language: English

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Comprehensive survey data collected on British Columbia's secondary manufacturing sector at the start and end of the 1990s was examined to develop estimates of sector growth. The measures of growth estimated include changes in the volume of wood processed and sector sales. Underlying explanatory data were examined to find strengths and constraints to future growth under the backdrop of international trade restrictions on lumber for two of British Columbia's three historically important export markets. In general, the public policy goal of increased secondary manufacturing activity was achieved through the 1990s, with strong growth in both average firm size and in the number of firms participating. Most of the sector growth was for export to the U.S. market, although both domestic and Asian market sales increased as well.