Table 4. Output/capacity ratio and jobs per unit of input and output for commodity mills, 2000 to 2009 (personal communication, Sinclair Tedder, senior economist, Competitiveness and Innovation Branch, British Columbia Ministry of Forests and Range).


Year

Mills
(no.)
Capacity
(MMFBM)
(m3)
Output
(MMFBM)
(m3)
Input
(000 m3)
Employment

Output / capacity ratio

Jobs/ MMFBM
(output)
Jobs/000 m3
(input)
2009 4 667
(1,573,945)
311
(733,878)
1175 592 0.47 1.90 0.50
2008 5 871
(2,055,331)
344
(811,750)
1280 782 0.39 2.28 0.61
2007 3 548
(1,293,135)
513
(1,210,545)
1825 597 0.94 1.16 0.33
2006 6 1030
(2,430,529)
1081
(2,550,876)
3914 1159 1.05 1.07 0.30
2005 6 1090
(2,572,114)
1168
(2,756,173)
4045 1226 1.07 1.05 0.30
2004 7 1205
(2,843,483)
1223
(2,885,959)
4363 1373 1.01 1.12 0.31
2003 7 1261
(2,975,629)
1071
(2,527,279)
3896 1285 0.85 1.20 0.33
2002 7 1173
(2,767,972)
1021
(2,409,291)
3951 1431 0.87 1.40 0.36
2001 7 1086
(2,562,675)
1014
(2,392,774)
3761 1380 0.93 1.36 0.37
2000 7 1078
(2,543,797)
1053
(2,484,803)
3901 1370 0.98 1.30 0.35
Mean 1038
(2,449,407)
943
(2,225,232)
3437 1178 0.91 1.33 0.36