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B.C. has only 17% of Canada’s total forest land but grows almost 40% of the nation’s merchantable timber.
Data source: Westland Resource Group, 1995.

Area harvested (ha) from 1981 to 1997, by province


Year

B.C.

Alta.

Ont.

Que.

N.B.

Othera

Canada


1981

147 889

20 424

227 603

250 000

65 500

83 691

795 107

1982

162 172

27 864

222 921

195 000

72 445

72 564

752 966

1983

208 252

34 870

183 208

272 085

81 570

68 028

848 013

1984

216 417

29 290

217 806

280 739

83 000

85 404

912 656

1985

231 730

34 612

217 984

266 180

87 070

81 455

919 031

1986

239 877

38 811

223 517

297 616

86 898

85 094

971 813

1987

259 982

40 248

228 464

329 300

88 976

103 879

1 050 849

1988

270 401

42 538

237 188

337 668

99 192

99 111

1 086 098

1989

218 384

41 688

230 308

342 231

90 114

95 093

1 017 818

1990

181 530

47 671b

238 213

255 094

80 109

91 305c

892 869c

1991

193 654

50 628b

199 719

229 525c

91 916

85 175c

856 402c

1992

221 599

53 147b

190 676

256 271

99 751c

85 802c

905 755c

1993

207 748

57 087d

206 000c

294 201

97 793c

97 998c

968 574c

1994

190 244

74 298b

209 700c

321 634

92 790e

111 519c

1 000 185

1995

189 608

65 321b

214 104b

338 515

99 857

110 252c

1 017 657

1996

199 029

55 830d

213 235b

348 313c

108 730b

118 781c

1 043 918

1997

175 808

50 697d

197 941d

363 844c

112 436c

122 954d

1 023 680


  1. Other includes: Yukon, N.W.T., Sask., Man., N.S., P.E.I., Nfld.
  2. Revised.
  3. Estimated by provincial or territorial forestry agency.
  4. Preliminary.
  5. Estimated by Natural Resources Canada, Canadian Forest Service or by Statistics Canada.

Data source: Canadian Council of Forest Ministers. 1998.

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In general, B.C. harvests less area annually than Ontario and Quebec yet plants two to three times more area per year.