Production levels were estimated to hit a six-year high in 2016-17, with most of the growth in the softwood sector. A growing population, expanding construction sector, and demand for dwellings are all contributing to increasing forestry production levels. Strong demand from China has meant this is now NSW’s most dominant market replacing a traditionally strong Japanese market.
$503mest 2 % Contribution to
GVP growth Exports grew by 51 % yoy