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

  • Authors: Johnson, Tony G.; Bentley, James W.; Howell, Michael
  • Publication Year: 2008
  • Publication Series: Resource Bulletin (RB)
  • Source: Resour. Bull. SRS–135. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service, Southern Research Station. 52 p.

Abstract

In 2005, industrial roundwood output from the South's forests totaled 8.7 billion cubic feet, 6 percent more than in 2003. 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 3.9 billion cubic feet; pulpwood ranked second at 3.5 billion cubic feet; veneer logs were third at 846 million cubic feet. The number of primary processing plants declined from 2,281 in 2003 to 2,028 in 2005. Total receipts increased 5 percent to 8.7 billion cubic feet.

  • Citation: Johnson, Tony G.; Bentley, James W.; Howell, Michael 2008. The South''s timber industry -- an assessment of timber product output and use, 2005. Resour. Bull. SRS–135. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service, Southern Research Station. 52 p.
  • Keywords: FIA, pulpwood, residues, roundwood, saw logs, veneer logs, wood movement
  • Posted Date: July 8, 2008
  • Modified Date: July 11, 2008
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