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 2018 was 3,359,872 cubic meters of solid wood. Of this amount, 81% or 2,708,426 cubic meters were softwood species. The total volume of wood acquired for export was reported to be 242,193 cubic meters, or 7% of the total harvest. The total volume of wood imported for use in Nova Scotia was reported to be 210,677 cubic meters, or 6% of the total wood consumed in Nova Scotia.

The provincial harvest for 2018 shows an increase of 2% compared to the 2017 harvest of 3,292,525 cubic meters.

Statistical returns were received from 158 Registered Buyers and there were 2 non-compliant buyers in 2018. Of the 160 buyers, 129 were reported to be active in the 2018 calendar year.

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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