Forest and timber industry profile

The Queensland industry continues to evolve and innovate. Engineered wood products and associated timber building systems offer important future growth opportunities.

Economic contribution

Queensland's forest and timber industry makes an important contribution to the economy and to many rural and regional communities.

The industry:

  • had an estimated annual turnover of around $3.8 billion in 2015–16
  • directly employed more than 8,800 people in 2017
  • has diverse activity and investment across the value chain—from growing forests to the manufacture and sale of new and innovative timber products
  • is a highly valued employer in many rural and regional areas.

Read Queensland forest and timber industry: economic snapshot for the most up-to-date data on the industry.

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