Southern pulpwood production, 2007
The South’s production of pulpwood increased from 64.7 million cords in 2006 to 65.7 million cords in 2007. Roundwood production increased 1.2 million cords to 47.6 million cords and accounted for 72 percent of the total pulpwood production. The use of wood residue declined 1 percent to 18.2 million cords. Alabama led the South in total production at 10.6 million cords. In 2007, 87 mills were operating and drawing wood from the 13 Southern States. Pulping capacity of southern mills increased from 125,093 tons per day in 2006 to 125,565 tons per day, and still accounts for > 70 percent of the Nation’s pulping capacity.