Canadian Forest Service Publications

Secondary Manufacturing in British Columbia: A regional breakdown. 1999. Wilson, W.R.; Stennes, B.; Wang, S. Natural Resources Canada, Canadian Forest Service, Pacific Forestry Centre, Victoria, BC. Working Paper WP-99.03. 15 p.

Year: 1999

Issued by: Pacific Forestry Centre

Catalog ID: 5429

Language: English

Series: Working Paper WP (PFC - Victoria)

Availability: PDF (download)

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This report provides a regional analysis of results from the 1997 survey of secondary wood processors in BC. Regional summary results are presented along with select comparisons with an earlier (1991) survey of BC secondary manufacturing on sales (all in nominal dollars) and employment levels. The 1997 survey encompassed nine business types, while the 1991 survey included seven business types. When comparing results from the two surveys, the same seven business types are the basis of comparison.

Some of the regions in the interior consist of a small number of companies within certain business types. In these cases two or more business types are combined into the "all other" category. In addition, the two with the least activity in secondary manufacturing, Prince George and Prince Rupert, are combined into the Northern Interior forest region. These aggregations were done to ensure that the information provided by responding companies was kept confidential.

The process of scaling up from sample statistics to estimates for the entire population is done using median values for each business type. Again, given the small populations for certain business types in the interior regions, median values estimated from data for the total interior region are used in each of these cases. A second set of values is estimated for each business type in the Vancouver region.