BC Stats, an agency of the provincial government, reports regularly on raw log exports. The most recent detail shows the quantity of logs shipped out of British Columbia has grown steadily but the unit value reported for them has declined steadily.
By eliminating civil servants in the forest ministry, BC Liberals reduced government’s ability to monitor quantities and values of logs exported but the drop in average revenue per cubic metre declared for timber leaving BC suggests the public might have been shortchanged.
The charts provide the illustration. They compare the five years before BC Liberals came to power with the five most recent years:
Categories: Log Exports