Southern pulpwood production, 2019
The South's production of pulpwood increased from 61.6 million cords in 2018 to 62.1 million cords in 2019. Roundwood production increased by 1.2 million cords to 48.2 million cords and accounted for 78 percent of the South's total pulpwood production. The use of wood residue decreased 5 percent to 13.9 million cords in 2019. Alabama and Georgia led the South in total production, with 10.3 and 9.6 million cords, respectively. In 2019, 76 mills were operating and drawing wood from the 13 Southern States.