In 2019 the volume of roundwood input purchases by industry was at 2.8 million cubic metres (see Headline Table and Table 1A). This is an increase of 5.9% compared with 2018 purchases of 2.7 million cubic metres.
Roundwood purchases from publicly-owned forests made up 78.3% (2.2 million cubic metres) of 2019 purchases with the remainder from privately-owned forests (see Figure 1, Tables 1D and 1E).
Large sawlog accounted for the highest proportion of roundwood purchase volume at approximately 35% in 2019, followed by pulpwood (32%) and small sawlog (25%) (see Figure 2 and Table 3A). Approximately 6% of roundwood purchases were for use as biomass.
In 2019, purchases of non-roundwood products such as brash and tree stumps, woodchip and sawdust totalled 423 thousand tonnes (see Tables 1F and 2F).