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Forest products remained Maine’s largest export industry in 2016, with $626 million in sales in 2016, nearly 22 percent of all state exports.

Forest products are still Maine’s top export in 2016

Despite a 15 percent decline in pulp and paper exports, forest products remained Maine’s largest export industry with $626 million in sales in 2016.

The Maine International Trade Center recently has compiled a detailed report, Maine Forest Products Council – 2016 Trade Statistics, for forest products.

There’s a lot to dig into in the report, but here are some highlights:

  • Despite the drop in paper, forest products still account for nearly 22 percent of all Maine exports.
  • In the U.S., forest products edged slightly up, 2.24 to 2.25, as a percentage of total U.S. exports.
  • Canada remains Maine’s top trading partner for paper and wood products by a wide margin, and is second to China on wood pulp and recovered paper, with Sweden moving up fast to take the third spot. See Maine’s Top 10 Forest Products Exports by Country below. 
  • If you look at exports by commodities, our industry claims three spots on the top 10 list, for paper (3rd), wood products (5th), and wood pulp/recovered paper (7). Fish, Crustaceans &Aquatic Invertebrates were No. 1, and Aircraft, Spacecraft and Parts Thereof was No. 2.

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