Tasmania's wood and paper products are important components of Tasmania's primary and secondary industries. They are particularly important in providing economic development for rural Tasmania, including in the Huon Valley, the Derwent Valley, Triabunna on the East Coast, as well as Bell Bay, Burnie and Wesley Vale in the north of the State.
The industries include hardwood and softwood sawmilling, plywood and panels manufacturing, woodchip production and export, and the pulp and paper industries. In 1999-2000, the value of turnover in the wood and paper product industries was $1,271m, of which log sawmilling and timber dressing contributed turnover of $540.4m.
FOREST PRODUCT INDUSTRIES, Summary of Operations, Tasmania - 1999-2000
Employment at 30 June(a)
Wages and salaries(b)
|Log sawmilling and timber dressing(c)|
|Timber resawing and dressing|
|Other wood product manufacturing(c)|
|Fabricated wood mfg|
|Wooden structural component|
|Wood product mfg nec|
|Paper and product manufacturing(c)|
|Pulp, paper and paperboard mfg|
|Total wood and paper manufacturing|
* estimate has a relative standard error between 25% and 50% and should be used with caution
n.p. not available for publication (but included in totals where applicable)
(a) Includes working proprietors.
(b) Excludes the drawing of working proprietors.
(c) Part of manufacturing industry.
(d) The total shown is that for all ANZSIC classes within this industry group. Data for other ANZSIC classes within the industry group are either not available for publication (due to confidentiality restrictions) or there are no units classified to those ANZSIC classes.
Source: Manufacturing Industry, Tasmania (Cat. no. 8221.6).