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The Economic Contribution of Forestry and Forest Products - Amite County

Publication Number: M1661
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Amite County

Forestry and forest products are major components of Amite County’s economy. Forest-related economic sectors generate value not only within the forest-related sectors but also in other sectors of the economy. The economic contributions of forest-related sectors and their contributions on other sectors can be estimated using input-output analysis. Using 2018 data, this study estimates the total economic contributions of forestry and the forest products industry to Amite County, Mississippi.

Employment and Income Contributions

Forest-related economic activity in Amite County during 2018 generated 646 jobs and over $25.2 million in income. That’s over 17.1% of jobs and 22.1% of income in the county. Employment is the number of full- and part-time jobs in all sectors of the economy. Income includes all forms of employment income, including employee compensation (wages and benefits) and proprietor income, also referred to as labor income.

Total Output and Value Added Contributions

Forestry and the forest products industry generated over $101.2 million, or about 19.4% of economic output in Amite County. Forest-related value added amounted to over $40.2 million, or about 20.6% of all value added in the county. The value of all goods and services produced is defined as total output. Value added is a portion of total output and represents the creation of new wealth.

Tax Contributions

Forest-related economic activity contributed an estimated $8.41 million in tax revenue for federal, state, and local governments. This represents an estimated tax revenue of $5.95 million for federal and $2.46 million for state and local governments.

Contributions from forest-related sectors on employment and income in Amite County, Mississippi, 2018.

 

Number of Jobs

% of County

Income ($)

% of County

Direct Contributions from Forest-Related Sectors

Misc. Forest Products

25

0.67

803,171

0.70

Logging

278

7.38

7,490,415

6.56

Solid Wood Products

215

5.70

12,826,508

11.23

Wood Furniture

1

0.04

50,620

0.04

Pulp & Paper

0

0.00

0

0.00

Subtotal

519

13.78

21,170,715

18.54

Indirect and Induced Contributions on Sectors

Wholesale & Retail Trade

29

0.77

842,655

0.74

Misc. Services

21

0.57

525,406

0.46

Transport. & Comm. Services

20

0.54

781,247

0.68

Resource Services

16

0.41

717,456

0.63

Misc. Manufacturing

14

0.37

362,163

0.32

Financial & Real Estate

8

0.21

155,335

0.14

Health Services

7

0.19

335,973

0.29

Agricultural Products

3

0.07

61,290

0.05

Recreation & Amusement

2

0.05

19,669

0.02

Construction

2

0.05

51,221

0.04

Government

2

0.04

86,658

0.08

Education

1

0.04

36,823

0.03

Domestic Services

1

0.04

9,546

0.01

Utility Services

1

0.03

86,970

0.08

Mining

0

0.00

89

0.00

Agricultural Processing

0

0.00

925

0.00

Petroleum & Chemicals

0

0.00

323

0.00

Food Processing

0

0.00

41

0.00

Metal Industries

0

0.00

78

0.00

Glass, Stone, & Clay

0

0.00

0

0.00

Fabric Mills & Leather

0

0.00

0

0.00

Farm Inputs & Machinery

0

0.00

0

0.00

Machinery & Equipment

0

0.00

0

0.00

Technology Industries

0

0.00

0

0.00

Transportation Equipment

0

0.00

0

0.00

Subtotal

127

3.38

4,073,868

3.57

TOTAL CONTRIBUTIONS

646

17.16

25,244,582

22.11

Rest of County

3,121

82.84

88,955,665

77.89

Total in County

3,767

100.00

114,200,247

100.00

Contributions from forest-related sectors on total output and value added in Amite County, Mississippi, 2018.

 

Output ($)

% of County

Value Added ($)

% of County

Direct Contributions from Forest-Related Sectors

Misc. Forest Products

1,304,367

0.25

821,866

0.42

Logging

16,651,251

3.19

7,453,124

3.81

Solid Wood Products

66,242,927

12.69

24,349,341

12.44

Wood Furniture

183,067

0.04

72,237

0.04

Pulp & Paper

0

0.00

0

0.00

Subtotal

84,381,612

16.17

32,696,568

16.71

Indirect and Induced Contributions on Sectors

Wholesale & Retail Trade

4,075,836

0.78

1,699,426

0.87

Misc. Services

1,679,638

0.32

822,181

0.42

Transport. & Comm. Services

2,835,188

0.54

1,015,428

0.52

Resource Services

779,806

0.15

663,336

0.34

Misc. Manufacturing

897,101

0.17

389,384

0.20

Financial & Real Estate

3,296,291

0.63

1,950,178

1.00

Health Services

655,127

0.13

381,321

0.19

Agricultural Products

645,465

0.12

54,003

0.03

Recreation & Amusement

58,701

0.01

30,501

0.02

Construction

278,771

0.05

62,816

0.03

Government

138,145

0.03

70,802

0.04

Education

47,565

0.01

33,392

0.02

Domestic Services

373,706

0.07

57,253

0.03

Utility Services

1,002,255

0.19

335,404

0.17

Mining

41,281

0.01

1,701

0.00

Agricultural Processing

14,330

0.00

1,102

0.00

Petroleum & Chemicals

2,153

0.00

655

0.00

Food Processing

311

0.00

67

0.00

Metal Industries

282

0.00

80

0.00

Glass, Stone, & Clay

34

0.00

1

0.00

Fabric Mills & Leather

0

0.00

0

0.00

Farm Inputs & Machinery

0

0.00

0

0.00

Machinery & Equipment

0

0.00

0

0.00

Technology Industries

0

0.00

0

0.00

Transportation Equipment

0

0.00

0

0.00

Subtotal

16,821,986

3.22

7,569,030

3.87

TOTAL CONTRIBUTIONS

101,203,598

19.39

40,265,598

20.57

Rest of County

420,630,073

80.61

155,456,223

79.43

Total in County

521,833,671

100.00

195,721,821

100.00

Economic contributions developed using 2018 IMPLAN® software and data (reported in 2020 dollars).

Amite County forestland acreage, ownership, value, and taxes collected.

Total forestland acres, 2018

385,569

Private ownership acres

313,022

Public ownership acres

72,548

Forestland assessed value, 2018

$14,111,912

Ad valorem tax collections from forestland, 2018

$1,113,430

Value of standing timber, 2018

$646,516,628

Value of timber harvested, 2019

$51,233,370

Timber severance tax collections (100%), 2019

$158,868

Tax to Forest Resource Development Program (80%)

$127,094

Tax returned to county government (20%)

$31,774

Sources: Forestland ownership, acreage, and timber volumes were estimated using the USDA Forest Service, Forest Inventory and Analysis Program, Forest Inventory EVALIDator web application Version 1.8.0.01. Tax collections according to Mississippi Tax Commission and Mississippi Department of Revenue. Timber harvest values according to the Mississippi Harvest of Forest Products Report.


M1661 (100-11-20)

By Shaun M. Tanger, PhD, Assistant Extension Professor, Forestry; Marcus K. Measells, MS, Senior Extension Associate, Forestry; James E. Henderson, PhD, Extension Professor and Head, Coastal Research and Extension Center; and Ian A. Munn, PhD, Associate Dean and Professor, Forestry.

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