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Timber

The harvesting of hardwood is focused primarily on value added industries like fine furniture manufacture.

Softwood plantations are becoming a significant part of timber production in the area with high volumes of bluegum woodchips exported through the Bunbury Port each year.

Delivered value of log production ($ million)

timber

Log volume (m3)

2010/11 2011/12 2012/13 2013/14 2014/15
Hardwood 323,930 348,300 354,000
294,100
329,900
Softwood 684,650 677,200 604,000
628,800
714,300
TOTAL VOLUME 1,008,580 1,025,500 958,000
922,900
1,044,200

 

Delivered value ($ million)

2010/11 2011/12 2012/13 2013/14 2014/15
Hardwood 28.6 31.5 32.8
24.0 24.6
Softwood 41.8 41.5 37.8
42.3 47.4
TOTAL VALUE 70.4 73.0 70.6 66.3 72.0


Source
Forest Products Commission, South West FPC Log Production.

Footnotes
Delivered value ($ million) = Sum of royalty/stumpage, production & delivery, roading charge, inforeset costs, administration and other costs.
The above figures cover log production from Crown Land and some FPC produced private property.