Timber Industry in North Carolina Contributed Over $900 Million in 2016

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truck carrying load of timber driving through timber yardNorth Carolina has about 18.1 million acres of timberland, which supports a vibrant forest product industry throughout the state. Timberland is the main land use type covering 58% of the total land in the state. In 2016, the total stumpage value of timber harvest, the value that landowners received for their standing timber, was about $468 million. Moreover, the total value that mills paid i.e. the delivered value was about $903 million. Beaufort from Northeast, Craven from Southeast and Bladen from Southcentral were the top three counties in terms of the 2016 delivered values, respectively. For county-wise stumpage and delivered values of timber harvests, visit 2016 Timber Income Data.

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Photo of Rajan Parajuli, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionRajan ParajuliAssistant Professor and Extension Specialist, Forest Economics (919) 513-2579 rparaju@ncsu.eduForestry & Environmental Resources - NC State University
Updated on Jul 19, 2018
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