Proportion of Gross Revenues to Grower by harvest volume for 78 Woodlots at 2017-18 log prices
Another useful metric developed is the percentage of revenue returned to the grower, i.e. if we subtract all costs associated with harvesting from the gross returns paid at wharf gate for the logs, what proportion is left to the grower. From the recent data this is currently averaging 43%, i.e. on average more than half the revenue goes to contractors providing services for harvesting, roading, management, and cartage. There is considerable variation in this factor and can range from 25% to 75%.