Statistical data

Western redcedar

British Columbia

Population (January, 2021)

5,153,039

Disturbance

Insects (hectares, 2019)
Area defoliated by insects and containing beetle-killed trees 5,504,608
Fires (2020)
Area burned (hectares) 14,534
Number of fires 668

Forest management

Harvesting (2019)
Area harvested (hectares) 137,243
Volume harvested (cubic metres) 54,713,340
Regeneration (hectares, 2019)
Area planted 181,830
Area seeded 752
Third-party certification (hectares, 2020)
Area certified 46,517,615

Domestic economic impact

Housing starts (2020) 37,734
Revenue from goods manufactured (dollars, 2019)
Logging 5,297,003,000
Pulp and paper product manufacturing 5,049,209,000
Wood product manufacturing 10,296,028,000
Total revenue from goods manufactured 20,642,240,000

Forest sector employment

Employment (number, 2020)
Canadian System of National Accounts 42,885
Survey of Employment, Payrolls and Hours 45,027
Wages and salaries (dollars, 2019)
Logging 880,017,000
Pulp and paper product manufacturing 616,485,000
Wood product manufacturing 1,493,662,000
Total wages and salaries 2,990,164,000

Trade

Balance of trade (total exports, dollars, 2020) 9,279,020,976
Value of domestic exports (dollars, 2020)
Primary wood products 857,829,736
Pulp and paper products 3,427,786,537
Wood-fabricated materials 7,015,721,300
Total value of exports 11,301,337,573
Value of imports (dollars, 2020)
Primary wood products 143,424,964
Pulp and paper products 927,284,263
Wood-fabricated materials 951,607,370
Total value of imports 2,022,316,597