Mississippi’s timber industry—an assessment of timber product output and use, 2009
In 2009, industrial roundwood output from Mississippi’s forests totaled 685.0 million cubic feet, 23 percent less than in 2007. Mill byproducts generated from primary manufacturers decreased 41 percent to 185.8 million cubic feet. Almost all plant residues were used primarily for fuel and fiber products. Pulpwood was the leading roundwood product at 396.4 million cubic feet; saw-logs ranked second at 219.6 million cubic feet; veneer logs were third at 46.9 million cubic feet. There was a total of 73 primary processing plants in 2009, a loss of 11 since 2007. Total receipts decreased 30 percent to 520.3 million cubic feet.