Australian forest and wood products statistics: September and December quarters 2019

Source: ABARES

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Introduction

Australian forest and wood product statistics (AFWPS) is a key publication for stakeholders in the forest and wood products industry. It provides a comprehensive dataset that can be used to inform policy makers and industry representatives on the current state of the industry that may in turn be used to inform decision makers on important future trends and drivers of change.

ABARES has a long standing and highly respected relationship with stakeholders in the forest and wood products industry. This has allowed ABARES to become a trusted repository of confidential information, including the volume and value of logs harvest and processed as well as detailed information on the current commercial plantation estate and public and private native forests. This means ABARES aggregated industry level statistics are reliable, complete and consistent, providing robust datasets for decision making.

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:

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 is 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 datasets and Table 2 for international datasets. 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

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Table 1 List of Domestic regions

Dataset NSW VIC QLD SA WA TAS NT ACT Australia
Native Forest Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Production                 Yes
Census employment                 Yes
Plantations Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
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 sales                 Yes
Industry value added                 Yes
Sawnwood production Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes      

Table 2 List of import and export countries

Country Import Export Country Import Export
Afghanistan                          Yes Yes Cayman Islands                       Yes Yes
Albania                              Yes Yes Central African Republic             Yes Yes
Antigua and Barbuda                  Yes   Chad                                 Yes  
Algeria                              Yes Chile                                Yes Yes
Angola                                Yes China                                 Yes Yes
Antarctica                            Yes Christmas Island                      Yes
Argentina                             Yes Yes Cocos (Keeling) Island                Yes Yes
Armenia                               Yes Yes Colombia                              Yes Yes
Australia (Re-Imports)                Yes   Comoros, Republic of                  Yes  
Austria                               Yes Yes Congo                                 Yes Yes
Azerbaijan                            Yes Cook Islands                          Yes
Bahamas                               Yes Yes Costa Rica                            Yes Yes
Bahrain                               Yes Yes Cote d'Ivoire                         Yes Yes
Bangladesh                            Yes Yes Croatia                               Yes Yes
Barbados                              Yes Yes Cuba                                  Yes Yes
Belarus                               Yes Yes Cyprus                                Yes Yes
Belgium                               Yes Yes Czech Republic                        Yes Yes
Belize                                Yes   Dem Rep of Congo, Zaire               Yes Yes
Bermuda                               Yes Denmark                               Yes Yes
Bhutan                                Yes Djibouti                              Yes Yes
Bolivia                               Yes Yes Dominica                              Yes Yes
Bosnia and Herzegovina                Yes Yes Dominican Republic                    Yes Yes
Botswana                              Yes Yes East Timor, Dem Rep of                Yes Yes
Brazil                                Yes Yes Ecuador                               Yes Yes
Brunei Darussalam                     Yes Yes Egypt                                 Yes Yes
Bulgaria                              Yes Yes El Salvador                           Yes Yes
Burkina Faso                          Yes Equatorial Guinea                     Yes  
Cambodia                              Yes Yes Eritrea                               Yes Yes
Cameroon                              Yes Yes Estonia                               Yes Yes
Canada                                Yes Yes Ethiopia                              Yes Yes
Falkland Islands                      Yes Italy                                 Yes Yes
Federated States of Micronesia        Yes Jamaica                               Yes Yes
Fiji                                  Yes Yes Japan                                 Yes Yes
Finland                               Yes Yes Jordan                                Yes Yes
Former Sudan                          Yes Yes Kazakhstan                            Yes
Former Yug Rep Macedonia              Yes Yes Kenya                                 Yes Yes
France                                Yes Yes Kiribati                                Yes
French Antilles                       Yes   Korea, Democratic People's            Yes  
French Polynesia                      Yes Yes Korea, Republic of                    Yes Yes
Gabon                                 Yes Yes Kuwait                                Yes Yes
Georgia                               Yes Yes Kyrgyzstan                             Yes  
Germany                               Yes Yes Laos                                  Yes Yes
Ghana                                 Yes Yes Latvia                                Yes Yes
Greece                                Yes Yes Lebanon                               Yes Yes
Guam                                  Yes Yes Lesotho                               Yes  
Guatemala                             Yes Yes Liberia                               Yes Yes
Guinea                                Yes Yes Libya                                 Yes Yes
Guyana                                Yes Yes Lithuania                             Yes Yes
Haiti                                 Yes Yes Luxembourg                            Yes Yes
Honduras                              Yes Yes Macau                                 Yes Yes
Hong Kong                             Yes Yes Madagascar                            Yes Yes
Hungary                               Yes Yes Malawi                                Yes
Iceland                               Yes Yes Malaysia                              Yes Yes
India                                 Yes Yes Maldives                              Yes
Indonesia                             Yes Yes Mali                                  Yes Yes
International Waters                  Yes Malta                                 Yes Yes
Iran                                  Yes Yes Marshall Islands                      Yes
Iraq                                    Yes Mauritania                            Yes Yes
Ireland                               Yes Yes Mauritius                             Yes Yes
Israel                                Yes Yes Mexico                                Yes Yes
Moldova                               Yes Yes Qatar                                 Yes Yes
Mongolia                              Yes Yes Reunion                               Yes Yes
Morocco                               Yes Yes Romania                               Yes Yes
Mozambique                            Yes Yes Russian Federation                    Yes Yes
Myanmar                               Yes Yes Rwanda                                Yes
Namibia                               Yes Yes Samoa                                 Yes Yes
Nauru                                 Yes Samoa (American)                      Yes Yes
Nepal                                 Yes Yes Saudi Arabia                          Yes Yes
Netherlands                           Yes Yes Senegal                               Yes Yes
Netherlands Antilles                  Yes Yes Serbia                                Yes Yes
New Caledonia                         Yes Yes Serbia and Montenegro                 Yes Yes
New Zealand                           Yes Yes Seychelles                            Yes Yes
Nicaragua                             Yes Yes Ship & Aircraft Stores                Yes
Niger                                 Yes   Sierra Leone                          Yes Yes
Nigeria                               Yes Yes Singapore                             Yes Yes
No Country Detail (Confidential)      Yes Yes Slovak Republic                       Yes Yes
Norfolk Island                        Yes Slovenia                              Yes Yes
Northern Marianas                     Yes Solomon Islands                       Yes Yes
Norway                                Yes Yes Somalia                               Yes  
Oman                                  Yes Yes South Africa                          Yes Yes
Pakistan                              Yes Yes Spain                                 Yes Yes
Panama                                Yes Yes Sri Lanka                             Yes Yes
Papua New Guinea                      Yes Yes St Helena                             Yes Yes
Paraguay                              Yes Yes Sudan                                 Yes Yes
Peru                                  Yes Yes Suriname                              Yes Yes
Philippines                           Yes Yes Swaziland                             Yes  
Pitcairn Island                       Yes Sweden                                Yes Yes
Poland                                Yes Yes Switzerland                           Yes Yes
Portugal                              Yes Yes Syria                                 Yes Yes
Puerto Rico                           Yes Yes Taiwan                                Yes Yes
Tanzania                              Yes Yes USA              Yes Yes
Thailand                              Yes Yes US Virgin Islands          Yes Yes
Togo                                  Yes Yes Uruguay                               Yes Yes
Tonga                                 Yes Uzbekistan                            Yes
Trinidad and Tobago                   Yes Yes Vanuatu                               Yes Yes
Tunisia                               Yes Yes Venezuela                             Yes
Turkey                                Yes Yes Vietnam                               Yes Yes
Tuvalu                                Yes Yes Virgin Islands, British               Yes Yes
Uganda                                Yes Yes Wallis and Futuna Islands             Yes
Ukraine                               Yes Yes Yemen                                 Yes Yes
United Arab Emirates                  Yes Yes Zambia                                Yes Yes
United Kingdom                        Yes Yes Zimbabwe                              Yes Yes
Cambodia                              Yes Yes Eritrea                               Yes Yes
Cameroon                              Yes Yes Estonia                               Yes Yes
Canada                                Yes Yes Ethiopia                              Yes Yes
Falkland Islands                      Yes Italy                                 Yes Yes
Federated States of Micronesia        Yes Jamaica                               Yes Yes
Fiji                                  Yes Yes Japan                                 Yes Yes
Finland                               Yes Yes Jordan                                Yes Yes
Former Sudan                          Yes Yes Kazakhstan                            Yes
Former Yug Rep Macedonia              Yes Yes Kenya                                 Yes Yes
France                                Yes Yes Kiribati                                Yes
French Antilles                       Yes   Korea, Democratic People's            Yes  
French Polynesia                      Yes Yes Korea, Republic of                    Yes Yes
Gabon                                 Yes Yes Kuwait                                Yes Yes
Georgia                               Yes Yes Kyrgyzstan                             Yes  
Germany                               Yes Yes Laos                                  Yes Yes
Ghana                                 Yes Yes Latvia                                Yes Yes
Greece                                Yes Yes Lebanon                               Yes Yes
Guam                                  Yes Yes Lesotho                               Yes  
Guatemala                             Yes Yes Liberia                               Yes Yes
Guinea                                Yes Yes Libya                                 Yes Yes
Guyana                                Yes Yes Lithuania                             Yes Yes
Haiti                                 Yes Yes Luxembourg                            Yes Yes
Honduras                              Yes Yes Macau                                 Yes Yes
Hong Kong                             Yes Yes Madagascar                            Yes Yes
Hungary                               Yes Yes Malawi                                Yes
Iceland                               Yes Yes Malaysia                              Yes Yes
India                                 Yes Yes Maldives                              Yes
Indonesia                             Yes Yes Mali                                  Yes Yes
International Waters                  Yes Malta                                 Yes Yes
Iran                                  Yes Yes Marshall Islands                      Yes
Iraq                                    Yes Mauritania                            Yes Yes
Ireland                               Yes Yes Mauritius                             Yes Yes
Israel                                Yes Yes Mexico                                Yes Yes
Moldova                               Yes Yes Qatar                                 Yes Yes
Mongolia                              Yes Yes Reunion                               Yes Yes
Morocco                               Yes Yes Romania                               Yes Yes
Mozambique                            Yes Yes Russian Federation                    Yes Yes
Myanmar                               Yes Yes Rwanda                                Yes
Namibia                               Yes Yes Samoa                                 Yes Yes
Nauru                                 Yes Samoa (American)                      Yes Yes
Nepal                                 Yes Yes Saudi Arabia                          Yes Yes
Netherlands                           Yes Yes Senegal                                Yes Yes
Netherlands Antilles                   Yes Yes Serbia                                 Yes Yes
New Caledonia                          Yes Yes Serbia and Montenegro                  Yes Yes
New Zealand                            Yes Yes Seychelles                             Yes Yes
Nicaragua                              Yes Yes Ship & Aircraft Stores                 Yes
Niger                                  Yes   Sierra Leone                           Yes Yes
Nigeria                                Yes Yes Singapore                              Yes Yes
No Country Detail (Confidential)       Yes Yes Slovak Republic                        Yes Yes
Norfolk Island                         Yes Slovenia                               Yes Yes
Northern Marianas                      Yes Solomon Islands                        Yes Yes
Norway                                 Yes Yes Somalia                                Yes  
Oman                                   Yes Yes South Africa                           Yes Yes
Pakistan                               Yes Yes Spain                                  Yes Yes
Panama                                 Yes Yes Sri Lanka                              Yes Yes
Papua New Guinea                       Yes Yes St Helena                              Yes Yes
Paraguay                               Yes Yes Sudan                                  Yes Yes
Peru                                   Yes Yes Suriname                               Yes Yes
Philippines                            Yes Yes Swaziland                              Yes  
Pitcairn Island                        Yes Sweden                                 Yes Yes
Poland                                 Yes Yes Switzerland                            Yes Yes
Portugal                               Yes Yes Syria                                  Yes Yes
Puerto Rico                            Yes Yes Taiwan                                 Yes Yes
Tanzania                               Yes Yes USA               Yes Yes
Thailand                               Yes Yes US Virgin Islands           Yes Yes
Togo                                   Yes Yes Uruguay                                Yes Yes
Tonga                                  Yes Uzbekistan                             Yes
Trinidad and Tobago                    Yes Yes Vanuatu                                Yes Yes
Tunisia                                Yes Yes Venezuela                              Yes
Turkey                                 Yes Yes Vietnam                                Yes Yes
Tuvalu                                 Yes Yes Virgin Islands, British                Yes Yes
Uganda                                 Yes Yes Wallis and Futuna Islands              Yes
Ukraine                                Yes Yes Yemen                                  Yes Yes
United Arab Emirates                   Yes Yes Zambia                                 Yes Yes
United Kingdom                         Yes Yes Zimbabwe                               Yes Yes

ABARES also obtains Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) forestry data including forestry employment, sales and services income and numerous other datasets, these datasets are listed in Table 3. ABARES adds value to the ABS data by presenting and analysing the relevant data in a format that aggregates the available forestry sector data and removes any data that is not directly related to forestry.

Table 3 List of ABS forestry data

Dataset Data detail Source
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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