The logging industry is inextricably linked to our region's economy.
The industry is so well developed that it forms an industry cluster operating in synergy with:
- Pulp and paper mills;
- Secondary and tertiary transformation.
Wood collected in Saguenay constitutes 20% of Québec-based operations. It consists of 81% softwood and 19% hardwood.
Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean is the largest timber reserve in Québec.
The logging industry is composed of 500 active companies, including 9 operating in primary transformation.