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Title: Review of coastal British Columbia log exports
Author: Burdikin, Derek
Subject Keywords Policy;Economics;British Columbia;Harvesting;Trade;Market;Coastal
Issue Date: 2012
Publicly Available in cIRcle 2012-07-13
Series/Report no. University of British Columbia, Forestry Undergraduate Essays/Theses, 2011 winter session, FRST 497
Abstract: The issue of log exports has been a topic of debate for decades in the Province of BC. With rising numbers of exports and decreasing manufacturing facilities on the coast of BC a squeeze for fibre supply is occurring. Currently the provincial government has jurisdiction over crown lands, and the exports from those lands. The economic downturn is pushing manufacturing on the coast to the brink, the average price for log to yield to the mill is $75, and the price willing to pay at manufacturing facilities is $50-60. The export logs are valued on average $80-120 and are able to support the domestic harvesting and manufacturing by selling a portion of logs at a loss.
Affiliation: Forestry, Faculty of
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2429/42706
Peer Review Status: Unreviewed
Scholarly Level: Undergraduate

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