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Wood is sustainable, renewable, greenhouse-gas friendly, highly versatile, grown with relatively little effort. Forests provide clean air, water, wildlife habitat and biodiversity.

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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Maine Forest Products Week

Celebrate Maine Forest Products Week! Congress designated the third week of October (October 18-24, 2020) as National Forest Products Week (NFPW) to recognize the value of forest products and commit to conservation practices that help responsibly manage U.S. forests. This week celebrates the role and impact of forests and wood as an integral component to our nation's society. The week provides an opportunity to focus public attention on Maine’s forests and forest products industry and celebrate their importance to our state. Members of the industry, led by the Maine Forest Products Council, are planning a series of activities designed to engage and educate the public and the media.

When: Sun October 18 8:00 AM - Sat October 24 11:00 PM

MFPC Board Meeting

When: Thu November 12 1:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Where: MFPC Office, 535 Civic Center Drive, Augusta Maine
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