Virginia’s timber industry—an assessment of timber product output and use, 2009
In 2009, roundwood output from Virginia’s forests decreased 13 percent to 402.5 million cubic feet. Mill byproducts generated from primary manufacturers totaled 124.4 million cubic feet, 29 percent less than in 2007. Seventy-six percent of the plant residues were used primarily for fuel and fiber products. Saw logs were the leading roundwood product at 174.9 million cubic feet; pulpwood ranked second at 158.2 million cubic feet; composite panels were third at 44.0 million cubic feet. The number of primary processing plants declined from 179 in 2007 to 151 in 2009. Total receipts decreased 17 percent to 397.9 million cubic feet.