Forest business

Information on forest and bioenergy products, markets and trade.

Introduction

Forest resources form the basis of the economy for many of Alberta's rural and Indigenous communities, and play an important role in the diversification of the provincial economy. An estimated $6.5 billion has been invested in forest product manufacturing operations in the past decade. Alberta's forest industry directly employs over 17,500 Albertans and 23,900 people in supporting occupations. Industry revenues exceed $7.6 billion from harvesting operations and the sale of lumber and other forest products, renewable electricity and ecosystem services.

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