Australian forest and wood products statistics
March and June quarters 2020
About this report
ABARES Australian forest and wood products statistics (AFWPS) is a compendium of data on key indicators of activity in the Australian forest and wood products sector, such as:
- commercial plantation areas by type and jurisdiction
- volume and value of logs harvested by type and jurisdiction
- production and trade of wood products
- socio-economic variables relevant to the forest sector
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Scope and coverage
The AFWPS datasets include a number of long time series including as far back as 1939 for commercial plantations, as well as comprehensive coverage of current period data for the entire industry.
The data is represented at the state, national and international scale for forestry imports and exports.
For the gross value of production (GVP) value and volume data, the Australian Capital Territory’s data is combined with New South Wales. Northern Territory data is combined with Western Australia for confidentiality.
The list of regions covered are outlined in Table 1 below for domestic and international. The majority of the datasets are not modelled or estimated by ABARES, except for gross roundwood equivalent consumption and sawnwood production. In some instances, it may have been necessary to estimate incomplete data. Where this estimation has occurred, this will be reported in the notes section of the published dataset. The notes section also provides a description of each dataset and its limitations
Table 1 List of Domestic regions
|Dwelling units commenced||Yes|
|Apparent consumption of wood products||Yes|
|Value and volume of logs harvested||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Gross roundwood equivalent consumption||Yes|
|Industry value added||Yes|
Table 2 List of ABS forestry data
|Industry sales||By industry, state, time series||ABS, Australian Industry, cat. no. 8155.0, Canberra; ABS, Experimental Estimates for the Manufacturing Industry, various years, cat. no. 8159.0, Canberra.|
|Industry value added||By industry, time series|
|Wages and salaries||By industry, time series|
|Census Employment||By industry, time series||ABS, Census of Population and Housing, 2006, 2011, 2016, Canberra.|
|Dwellings Commenced||By state, time series||ABS, Building Activity, Australia, cat. no. 8752.0, Canberra.|
|Apparent Consumption||By product, time series||ABARES; state and territory forest services; forest industry associations; private industry; ABS, Canberra.|
|Recovered Paper||By product, trade, time series||ABARES; ABS, Information Consultancy Services, 2007, cat. no. 9920.0, Canberra.|
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|Australian forest and wood products statistics: September and December quarters 2019 PDF||14||1.1 MB|
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