Registry of Buyers Annual Report

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


The total reported provincial harvest for 2019 was 3,314,626 cubic metres of solid wood. Of this amount, 83% or 2,762,613 cubic metres were softwood species. The total volume of wood acquired for export was reported to be 138,619 cubic metres, or 4% of the total harvest. The total volume of wood imported for use in Nova Scotia was reported to be 228,939 cubic metres, or 6% of the total wood consumed in Nova Scotia.

The provincial harvest for 2019 shows an decrease of 1% compared to the 2018 harvest of 3,359,872 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 Nova Scotia Buyers and manufacturers or imported into Nova Scotia.

Statistical returns were received from 131 Registered Buyers and there were 27 buyers that had yet to file their information at the time of the report (allowances were made for small facilities under 5000 m3 due the extrodinary circumstances of Covid 19 in 2019). For these buyers the volume was estimated based on last years numbers and was less than 0.5% of total volume for 2019. Of the 158 buyers, 129 were active in the 2019 calendar year and 3 deregistered after reporting.

If you have any questions or comments on this report, please contact the Registry of Buyers at

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

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