President & CEO, Coast Forest Products Association
Government and industry have been long time partners working to create a healthy forest industry in B.C. Great strides have been made by taking steps to diversify forest product markets especially in emerging markets like China, and recent gains in market share there are pointing to our success.
In 2010 exports to China reached $342 million and have grown 10-fold in just seven years, increasing to 3.3 million cubic metres from 368,000. More than 10 B.C. sawmills and a thousand employees are dedicated to producing lumber for China alone. Read more