In 2001, roundwood output from Kentucky's forests totaled 196 million cubic feet, 11 percent less than in 1999. Mill byproducts generated from primary manufacturers decreased 18 percent to 89 million cubic feet. Ninety-four percent of plant residues were used, primarily for miscellaneous and fiber products. Saw logs were the leading roundwood product at 156 million cubic feet; pulpwood ranked a distant second at 17 million cubic feet; other industrial products were third at 14 million cubic feet. The number of primary processing plants declined from 348 in 1999 to 337 in 2001. Total receipts decreased 7 percent to 220 million cubic feet.
Bentley, James W.; Lowe, Larry. 2004. Kentucky''s timber industry - an assessment of timber product output and use, 2001. Resour. Bull. SRS-90. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Research Station. 45 p.