Forestry

Forestry is the economic sector related to the management and use of forest resources. Forestry production is essentially divided into wood resources, and non-wood resources. Wood resources are mainly used in the building, furniture manufacturing, and paper industries, while the non-wood resources subsector is principally associated with the cultivation of mushrooms and other edible products and with energy production either through charcoal or with the use of forest residues as biomass.

Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Annual Report on Forest and Forestry in Japan, 2012

The value of the whole forestry production sector was 416.6 billion yen in 2011, a 1% decrease from the previous year. The sector is mainly composed of two products: wood and mushrooms. Wood production accounts for 46% of the sector, while mushroom production accounts for 52%.

Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Annual Report on Forest and Forestry in Japan, 2012

Table of Contents

  • Overview
  • Distribution of the Sector
  • Biomass
  • Challenges
    • Dependence on Imports
    • Forestland Ownership
  • Political Responses
  • Wood Stimulus Programme
  • Government Procurement of Wood Products
  • JAS standards
  • Annual Report
  • Further Reading
  • Relevant Organisations and Trade Fairs