Southern pulpwood production, 2020
The South’s production of pulpwood decreased from 60.4 million cords in 2019 to 57.0 million cords in 2020. Roundwood production decreased by 4.1 million cords to 42.4 million cords and accounted for 74 percent of the South’s total pulpwood production. The use of wood residue increased 5 percent to 14.6 million cords in 2020. Georgia and Alabama led the South in total production, with 9.6 and 9.0 million cords, respectively. In 2020, 74 mills were operating and drawing wood from the 13 Southern States.