Mississippi's timber industry - an assessment of timber product output and use, 2002


In 2002, industrial roundwood output from Mississippi's forests totaled 927 million cubic feet, 7 percent less than in 1999. Mill byproducts generated from primary manufacturers increased 9 percent to 391 million cubic feet. Almost all plant residues were used primarily for fuel and fiber products. Saw logs were the leading roundwood product at 526 million cubic feet; pulpwood ranked second at 287 million cubic feet; and veneer logs were third at 78 million cubic feet. The number of primary processing plants increased to 116 in 2002. Total receipts increased 4 percent to 888 million cubic feet.

  • Citation: Howell, Michael; Johnson, Tony G.; Bentley, James W. 2005. Mississippi''s timber industry - an assessment of timber product output and use, 2002. Resour. Bull. SRS–102. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Research Station. 45 p.

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