Forestry and Agrifoods
Harvesting black spruce trees in central NL
The province's forest products industry is an important economic generator in rural NL providing more than 3000 person years of direct employment and upwards of 5,500 direct and indirect part-time and full-time jobs. Comprised of pulp and paper, sawmilling, and value-added sectors, the forest products industry in 2009 was valued at $250 million. Excluding some imported raw material used for value-added manufacturing, these industries utilize about 1.2 million m3 of local timber, predominantly balsam fir and black spruce.
The forests play a vital role in the economy of NL. Explore some of the solid wood products that are produced locally.
The Forest Service produces an annual Wood Products Business Directory to assist local businesses and to promote networking within the sector. It is anticipated that the listings will be used to help local businesses increase their buying and selling opportunities and develop business to business awareness as an attempt to increase production.