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AFPA’s Forest Industries Snapshot

September 18th, 2020

AFPA is a peak industry national body that represent the Australian forestry industry. AFPA contribute to the forest and timber product supply chain by providing support and information like the snapshot below.

Australia’s Forest Industries At A Glance

Some key advantages of Australia’s forestry industry include:

  • Forest industries provide direct employment for 80,000 people and indirect employment for 100,000 people
  • Our forestry industry is carbon positive, storing 258 million tonnes of carbon a year
  • Forest industries contribute $24 billion a year to Australia’s economy
  • 6 trees out of 10,000 are harvested each year (and then regenerated)

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