While forestry companies in British Columbia (BC), Canada, are confronted with the reality of a long-term slump in the allowable cut per year in the Interior due to the ongoing mountain pine beetle infestation, BC enterprises located along the coast have been exporting raw logs in record volumes over the past few years, mostly to China.
According to a report recently published by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA), in 2016, one in three trees felled along the coast of BC was exported. This totalled up to 6.6 million m³, a number scantly below the record 6.9 million m³ documented in 2013. Between 2013 and 2016, log exports generated CAD$3 billion (USD$2.25 billion).
Source: Business Vancouver