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1384.6 - Statistics - Tasmania, 2005  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 10/05/2004   
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Contents >> Forestry >> Forestry production >> Wood products

Tasmania's forests are the source of a variety of wood products including sawlogs, veneer logs, export logs, and pulpwood from both hardwood and softwood forests.

In 2002-03, there were 2,828,265 tonnes of pulpwood harvested from native forests, an increase of 16.7% on 2001-02. Sawlogs harvested from softwood plantations totalled 229,643 cubic metres, an increase of 2.0% over the same period.


NATIVE FOREST AND SOFTWOOD PLANTATION PRODUCTION, Tasmania

2001-02
2002-03

Native forests(a)
Sawlogs ('000 m3)
388
439
Veneer logs ('000 m3)
11
10
Pulpwood ('000 t)
2,424
2,828
Eucalypt peeler log ('000 t)(a)
87
158

Softwood plantations(b)


Sawlogs ('000 m3)
225
230
Export logs ('000 m3)
124
65
Pulpwood ('000 t)
6
5
Roundwood ('000 m3)
213
303

(a) The quantities reported for eucalypt peeler log production have previously been reported as pulpwood.
(b) The quantities reported for softwood plantation production relate only to Forestry Tasmania's half share in Taswood Growers. This is the softwood joint venture company owned by Forestry Tasmania and Renewable Resources Ltd.

Source: Forestry Tasmania, Annual Report 2002-03.



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