SENATE SUBCOMMITTEE ON THE BOREAL FOREST

COMPETING REALITIES: The Boreal Forest at Risk


APPENDIX 

Table 1– Importance of Selected Industries to the Canadian Economy, 1995

 

Forestry

Tourism

Telecommuni-cations

Agriculture

Contribution to GDP (% of GDP)

2.4

3.4*

6.9

1.7

Contribution to exports (% of exports)

15.5

4.1

1.7

6.6

Contribution to employment (% of employment)

1.7**

3.6

3

3.2

Number of jobs

225,000**

488,500

405,000***

431,000

* Direct and indirect

** Does not include 64,000 jobs in forest harvesting and sylviculture.

*** Estimate

These statistics are derived from different sources. For certain industries, several sources were used. Because each source has presumably a different definition of the industry, some caution is needed when interpreting the data.

 

Source: Industry Canada; Canadian Tourism Information Network; Statistics Canada, National Tourism Indicators, Fourth Quarter 1998, publication no. 13-009; Industry Canada, Forest Products, Sector Competitiveness Framework Series, 1996; Statistics Canada, Labour Force Annual Averages, publication no. 71-220, 1995; Statistics Canada, Canadian International Merchandise Trade, publication no. 65-001, February 1999; Statistics Canada, Gross Domestic Product by Industry, publication no. 15-001, September 1998; Statistics Canada, CANSIM, matrixes 3685 and 9219; and Parliamentary Research Branch

 

Table 2 – Forest Industry Statistics in Selected Regions, 1997

Canada less

British Columbia

Canada

Contribution to GDP (% of GDP)

1.7

2.45

Contribution to exports (% of exports)

8.1

13.0

Direct employment (thousands)

263

365

These statistics are derived from different sources. For certain industries, several sources were used. Because each source has presumably a different definition of the industry, some caution is needed when interpreting the data.

Source: Statistics Canada, CANSIM, matrixes 3685; Canadian Forest Service, State of Canada’s forests, 1997-1998; Statistics Canada, Provincial Gross Domestic Product by Industry, 1984-1997, publication no. 15-203 and Parliamentary Research Branch


18. Insults to the Boreal Region (MAP)


19. Net Earnings, Wood Pulp (CHART)

Statistics from: Canadian Pulp and Paper Association
www.cppa.org


20. Annual Area by Forest Fires in Canada (GRAPH)

Figure 2. Annual area by forest fires in Canada. 1930 to 1989. 

Source:

Weber M.G. and B.J. Stocks "Forest Fires and Sustainability in the Boreal Forests of Canada" Ambio 27: pp. 545-550


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