TABLE A-17 Area of forestland and number of private ownership units in the United States, by primary reason for owning forest land, 1994

 

Acres

 

Owners

 

Reason for Owning

millions

percent

thousands

percent

Timber production

113

28.9

272

2.7

Land investment

39

10.0

920

9.3

Part of farm

39

9.8

1,190

12.0

Recreation

38

9.5

875

8.8

Farm and domestic use

36

9.1

816

8.3

Part of residence

33

8.2

2,642

26.7

Enjoyment of owning

29

7.3

1,392

14.1

Other

61

15.3

1,441

14.5

No answer

6

1.5

354

3.6

Total

393

100.0

9,902

100.0

Note: Totals may not sum due to rounding.

Source: USDA Forest Service 1996a.

TABLE A-18 Economic characteristics of wood-based industries in the United States, by number of employees, payroll, and value of shipments, 1992

Industry

Number of Employees (in thousands)

Payroll (million dollars)

Value of shipments (billion dollars)

Logging and sawmills

221.7

4,739

31.3

Millwork and veneer1

224.6

5,027

24.9

Wood containers

40.0

639

2.9

Wood buildings, mobile homes

56.2

1,230

6.6

Misc. wood products

84.9

1,740

10.3

Pulp mills

15.9

688

5.5

Paper mills

130.7

5,425

32.8

Paperboard mills

51.5

2,135

16.1

Paperboard containers and boxes

199.0

5,710

32.6

Converted paper and paperboard products

229.2

6,521

46.0

Total

1,253.7

33,854

209.0

1 Includes plywood and structural members.

Source: U.S. Bureau of the Census 1995.



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