Fact Sheet: Forestry and Wood Products Sector

The forest industry includes forestry and wood-related products. Subsectors include pulp and paper, building materials, wood products, cellulose nano-materials and biofuels.

Statistics for 2013

  • Percent of GDP: 0.8%
  • Direct employment in Canada: 128810 jobs
  • Exports: $12.7 billion

Source: Statistics Canada

Top five export markets

United States, China, Japan,  United Kingdom, South Korea

Key Markets

European Union, Japan, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, United States, Uruguay