The south's timber industry-an assessment of timber product output and use, 2003

  • Author(s): Johnson, Tony G.; Bentley, James W.; Howell, Michael
  • Date: 2006
  • Source: Resour. Bull. SRS-114. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service, Southern Research Station. 52 p.
  • Station ID: RB-SRS-114

Abstract

In 2003, industrial roundwood output from the South’s forests totaled 8.2 billion cubic feet, 6 percent less than in 1999. Mill byproducts generated from primary manufacturers increased 1 percent to 3.2 billion cubic feet. Almost all plant residues were used primarily for fuel and fiber products. Saw logs were the leading roundwood product at 3.7 billion cubic feet; pulpwood ranked second at 3.3 billion cubic feet; veneer logs were third at 830 million cubic feet. The number of primary processing plants declined from 2,551 in 1999 to 2,281 in 2003. Total receipts declined 5 percent to 8.3 billion cubic feet.

  • Citation: . . The south's timber industry-an assessment of timber product output and use, 2003. Resour. Bull. SRS-114. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service, Southern Research Station. 52 p.

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