Registry of Buyers Annual Report

Report on Primary Forest Products Acquired, Secondary Forest Products Produced and Wood Acquisition Plan Program

This summary is published annually to report the statistical information related to the purchase of primary forest products, forest harvesting, the production of secondary forest products in Nova Scotia and the silviculture conducted under Wood Acquisition Plans. This information is collected from companies and individuals involved in the forest sector who acquire primary forest products.


The total reported provincial harvest for 2016 was 3,736,468 cubic metres of solid wood. Of this amount, 77% or 2,891,950 cubic metres were softwood species. The total volume of wood acquired for export was reported to be 320,596 cubic metres, or 9% of the total harvest. The total volume of wood imported for use in Nova Scotia was reported to be 217,308 cubic metres, or 6% of the total wood consumed in Nova Scotia.

The provincial harvest for 2016 shows a decrease of 0.3% compared to the 2015 harvest of 3,748,685 cubic metres.

The volumes reported to the Registry as acquired for energy generation includes only primary solid wood delivered from the forest and first used as a fuel. It does not include any amounts of wood wastes or bark fuel acquired from other NS Buyers and manufacturers or imported into NS.

Statistical returns were received from 163 Registered Buyers and there were two non- compliant buyers in 2016. Of the 163 buyers, 125 were reported to be active in the 2016 calendar year.

If you have any questions, comments or to obtain a hardcopy of this report, please contact the Registry of Buyers at (902) 893-5711 or

Registry of Wood Buyers
P.O. Box 68
Truro, N.S.
B2N 5G8

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