The study investigates the economics of sawn wood production and its supply determinants in a selected sawmill in Ogun State's Ijebu ode local government area. The purpose was to find socioeconomic characteristics of the respondents, profitability of the business factors and the determinants of sawn wood supply in the study area. Fifteen sawmills were chosen at random out of 60 sawmills in the area. Cross sectional data were collected from 150 plank sellers through the use of structure questionnaires and oral interview out of which 143 were retrieved. Results indicated that most of the respondents were male, married with age 50-59 years and have formal education. The total fixed cost (TFC) of sawn wood production per year is N 696, 323.44. (Naira= N) The total annual variable cost was estimated to be N 574,994.32. The total cost was calculated to be N 2, 996, 300.71. The annual total revenue generated was N 9,954,285.70. The gross margin was N 7,654, 308.45, while the annual net income was N 6, 957,985.01. The cost benefit ratio was 3.32. If everything else is equal, this means that for every N 1.00 invested in sawn wood production, 3.32kobo was returned.All the coefficient of sex, years of formal education, and working experience were statistically significant. The results of the regression analysis of wood supply determinants revealed that distance of sawmill to log sources, credit facilities obtained, cost of processing materials, cost of labor, and availability of power supply were statistically significant in determining the wood supply in the study area.
Received: Jan 29, 2022; Accepted: July 06, 2022; Published: Sep 30, 2022
Babatunde, T. O.,
Babatunde, O. O.,
& Babatunde, K. O.
Economic Analysis of Sawn Wood Production and Determinants of Sawn Wood Supply in Selected Sawmill in Ijebu-Ode Local Government Area of Ogun State Nigeria,
Journal of Bioresource Management, 9