NC Logging Industry & Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic

— Written By Kristin Wing

Are you curious about how the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting the NC logging industry? Our recently released publication, “A Close Look at the North Carolina Logging Industry: Historical Trends and Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic,” has the answers for you! We know that the logging industry is important to the North Carolina economy, and in this publication we review the recent trends of the industry such as the number of companies, employment and, economic contribution.

Figure 4. Annual direct employment and economic output contributed by the NC logging industry: IMPLAN industry code 16 (Source: IMPLAN)

Annual direct employment and economic output contributed by the NC logging industry: IMPLAN industry code 16 (Source: IMPLAN)

Also included in this publication is the estimated economic losses faced by the NC logging industry due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, with estimates based on the survey conducted by the Carolina Loggers Association in late May 2020.

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If you are interested in other historical trends in the North Carolina forestry industry, check out these two publications:

A Close Look at the North Carolina Logging Industry: Historical Trends and Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic