Lumber production in Canada drops by almost 10% in February

May 07, 2019
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Lumber production in Canada decreased by 9.6% from January to 4 658.1 thousand cubic metres in February. Production was 11.1% lower than in February 2018.

Canadian sawmills shipped 4 447.8 thousand cubic metres of lumber in February, down 10.7% from January and 6.6% lower than in February 2018.

  Canada 
North American Product Classification System (NAPCS) October 2018 November 2018 December 2018 January 2019 February 2019
  Cubic metres
Total softwood and hardwood, production 5,753.8 5,309.9 4,324.4 5,154.3B 4,658.1B
Total hardwood, production 112.7 103.1 85.8 79.3C 96.8B
Total softwood, production 
5,641.1 5,206.8 4,238.6 5,075.0B 4,561.3B
Spruce, pine and fir, production 
4,990.9 4,524.1 3,783.1 4,454.7B 3,979.8B
Douglas fir and western larch, production 273.4 286.1 167.7 268.0B 213.3A
Hemlock fir, production 
159.7 185.9 128.6 131.9B 148.1A
Western red cedar, production x x x 154.2B 161.7B
All other softwood, not elsewhere specified, production 
74.5 67.7 51.3 66.1E 58.3C
Total softwood excluding spruce, pine and fir, production 
650.2 682.7 455.5 620.3B 581.4B
Total softwood and hardwood, shipments 5,512.6 5,170.1 4,225.2 4,983.4B 4,447.8B
Total hardwood, shipments .. .. .. 75.3B 75.6B
Total softwood, shipments 
.. .. .. 4,908.1B 4,372.3B
Spruce, pine and fir, shipments 
.. .. .. 4,377.5B 3,829.1B
Douglas fir and western larch, shipments .. .. .. 251.9B 216.3A
Hemlock fir, shipments 
.. .. .. 117.0B x
Western red cedar, shipments .. .. .. x 142.9B
All other softwood, not elsewhere specified, shipments 
.. .. .. x x
Total softwood excluding spruce, pine and fir, shipments 
.. .. .. 530.6B 543.2B
Total softwood and hardwood, stocks 7,930.9 7,731.9 7,722.2 7,861.5E 7,906.7E
Total hardwood, stocks F F F 132.3E 131.3C
Total softwood, stocks 
7,787.7 7,606.6 7,597.0 7,729.1E 7,775.4E
Spruce, pine and fir, stocks 
6,886.5 6,657.4 6,776.6 6,794.6E 6,832.6E
Douglas fir and western larch, stocks 251.4 270.2 209.8 270.1C 271.5E
Hemlock fir, stocks 
x 263.3 x 209.1C 193.8C
Western red cedar, stocks 239.2 x 261.6 306.5E 313.7E
All other softwood, not elsewhere specified, stocks 
155.2 153.4 149.5 148.8E 163.8E
Total softwood excluding spruce, pine and fir, stocks 
901.2 949.2 820.4 934.5C 942.9C