Insights and Resources
A new study found that, in 2019, B.C.’s forest products industry:
  • Contributed $13 billion to B.C.’s GDP
  • Supported 100,000 good jobs for British Columbians
  • Paid $8 billion in wages, salaries & benefits
  • Generated $4 billion in government revenue to support health, education & more

Read the executive summary, the report or the full technical study.

In 2019, nearly 9,900 suppliers from over 340 communities, and 120 Indigenous Nations and organizations provided $7 billion in goods and services to B.C.’s forest industry.*
Read our report and executive summary, see the full study and watch our video.
*2019 data from COFI member companies
BC’s forest industry is a world leader in sustainable forestry and is one of the most significant economic drivers in the province. Learn more about how the industry is adapting, evolving and innovating by visiting the insights and resources below.


Stronger Together

We are pleased to advise you that the BC Council of Forest Industries [COFI] and the Coast Forest Products Association [CFPA] have decided to come together as one organization to create a stronger, unified voice for the B.C. forest industry. The forest industry has...

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In the News: Scientific American – High Rises Made of Wood?

By Annie Sneed. Published in Scientific American September 2017 Issue Tall timber buildings could produce fewer emissions and sequester carbon dioxide.   A wood skyscraper might sound like a bad idea—and potentially a giant tinderbox. But architects around the...

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BC Council of Forest Industries (COFI)

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