Louisiana's timber industry - an assessment of timber product output and use, 2005

  • Authors: Bentley, James W.; Howell, Michael; Johnson, Tony G.
  • Publication Year: 2008
  • Publication Series: Resource Bulletin (RB)
  • Source: Resour. Bull. SRS–130. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service, Southern Research Station. 32 p.

Abstract

In 2005, industrial roundwood output from Louisiana's forests totaled 866 million cubic feet, 20 percent more than in 2002. Mill byproducts generated from primary manufacturers increased 17 percent to 321 million cubic feet. Almost all plant residues were used primarily for fuel and fiber products. Saw logs were the leading roundwood product at 343 million cubic feet; pulpwood ranked second at 337 million cubic feet; veneer logs were third at 146 million cubic feet. The number of primary processing plants increased from 60 in 2002 to 62 in 2005. Total receipts increased 18 percent to 936 million cubic feet.

  • Citation: Bentley, James W.; Howell, Michael; Johnson, Tony G. 2008. Louisiana''s timber industry - an assessment of timber product output and use, 2005. Resour. Bull. SRS–130. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service, Southern Research Station. 32 p.
  • Keywords: FIA, pulpwood, residues, roundwood, saw logs, veneer logs, wood movement
  • Posted Date: April 28, 2008
  • Modified Date: May 15, 2008
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