Timber-Mart Industry Comparison

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In all of the economic models, the industry change option was selected to analyze the data except for timber sales. The commodity change option was selected to analyze timber sales in IMPLAN. Timber Mart South estimates were used to convert timber volume to commodity production of logs produced. Timber is considered as a commodity because it is the product that is of interest to us rather than any particular industry since many industries are involved in the production. For example, wooden tables are not only produced by a single sector. Sectors such as sawmills and wood preservation, wood kitchen cabinet and countertop manufacturing, veneer and plywood manufacturing, and others produce these products. Commodity change in IMPLAN distributed

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