BC Forestry Research: Reports and Statistics

The links on this page will provide you with the information you need to identify opportunities within BC’s forest industry.

“Our research, technology and innovation endeavours have the ability to unlock the potential of forest resources previously dismissed as waste or unusable. Under-utilized species, smaller stems, dead trees, mill residue, and debris from silviculture or harvesting, now have new value as raw materials for next generation forest products. New opportunities may open up for both primary and secondary producers, as well as for new participants in the forest sector.”   – FCBC Opportunities

Forest Industry Reports & Statistics

  • Apportionment – Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations apportionment reports of the allowable annual cut lists forest licensees and size and location of their forest licences.
  • BC Bioenergy Strategy – Bioenergy is critical to achieving B.C.’s climate goals and economic objectives.  It turns the challenges of the mountain pine beetle infestation into new opportunities and looks to future bioenergy technologies.
  • BC Coastal Forest Sector – Quarterly bulletins that provide up-to-date information on projects related to the five-year Coastal (Hemlock and Amabilis Fir) Program.
  • BC Stats – Offers a wide variety of data and analysis related to Business and Industry.
  • Bioenergy Opportunities Using Wood Resources – Offers a wide variety of data and analysis related to Bioenergy opportunities.
  • British Columbia Log Market – Provides market analyses and log pricing information for BC Log Buyers, Primary Processors, Contractors, Licence Holders and Land Holders.
  • Certification Canada – Provides information on forest companies that have obtained third-party sustainable forest management certification for their forestry operations.

  • Coast Forest Products Association – Coast Forest Products Association represents coastal forest companies.
  • The Council of Forest Industries – An industry association formed to represent British Columbia’s interior forest industry. COFI companies operate about 100 production facilities in over 60 communities in the interior of BC.
  • Forest Products Association of Canada – Key economic facts (2009) of the forest products industry in Canada.
  • Forest Resource Inventories – Forest Analysis and Inventory Branch provides vegetation resources inventory, resource analysis and decision support for a wide variety of clients and projects.
  • FPInnovations – FPInnovations brings together Forest Operations, Wood Products, Pulp & Paper, and the Canadian Wood Fibre Centre of Natural Resources Canada, to create the world’s largest private, not-for-profit forest research institute.  Annual reports are available here.
  • Guide to the BC Economy and Labour Market – A guide to how B.C.’s economy is structured, which industries employ the most people, how the economy has been changing, and how it’s expected to change in the future.
  • Industry Canada – Contacts, tools and analysis of Canada’s forest products industry.
  • Ministry of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation – The Ministry of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation negotiates treaties to create economic certainty over Crown land and resources and to improve the lives of First Nations.  Maps and information about First Nations is available by region.
  • Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations

    • Generating More Value From Our Forests – A vision and action plan that focuses on four key priorities that will help continue to strengthen the province’s forest industry.
    • Regulatory Regimes that apply to forestry practices in British Columbia
    • Media Room – View photos from recent events, browse news releases, letters and editorials, and access ministry publications.
    • Timber Pricing Branch Publications – The Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations’ Timber Pricing Branch is responsible for scaling, invoicing, and revenue control.  Log market reports are available here.
  • naturally:wood – This Forestry Innovation Investment Ltd. website brings together the latest, most reliable data about wood performance, climate change and life cycle assessment, as well as B.C.’s wide variety of forest products, manufacturers, sustainable forest practices, certification of forests and wood products, and more.
  • PriceWaterhouseCoopers – Analyses of the forest, paper and packaging industries.
  • State of British Columbia’s Forests Report, 2010 – This is the third edition of The State of British Columbia’s Forests. It provides updated data and analysis on sustainable forest management indicators, and builds on previous editions for 2006 and 2004.
  • Statistics Canada – The Canadian manufacturing sector covers 21 industry groups that produce goods for both industrial and consumer use.  This includes wood, paper and printing.