Canada: lumber production and export rise in September

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Lumber production by sawmills rose 4.0% from August to 4 867.2 thousand cubic metres in September. Compared with September 2012, lumber production increased 4.3%.

Sawmills shipped 4 753.4 thousand cubic metres of lumber in September, up 2.5% from August.

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According to Statistics Canada, lumber production by Canadian sawmills rose 4.0% from August up to 4 867.2 thousand cubic metres in September. Compared with September 2012, lumber production increased 4.3%. Sawmills shipped 4 753.4 thousand cubic metres of lumber in September, up 2.5% from August.

Canada's lumber production, shipments and stocks monthly (cubic metres x 1,000)

Standard Classification of Goods (SCG) May 2013 June 2013 July 2013 August 2013 September 2013
Total softwood and hardwood production 5,163.2 4,945.2 4,665.3 4,678.6 4,867.2
Total hardwood, production 118.1 124.6 77.4 97.7 116.2
Total softwood, production 5,045.2 4,820.4 4,587.9 4,580.9 4,751.0
Spruce, pine and fir, production 4,546.7 4,363.4 4,140.8 4,134.4 4,262.3
Total softwood excluding spruce, pine and fir, production 498.5 457.1 447.1 446.6 488.7
Lumber, total shipments 4,903.3 4,819.9 5,139.2 4,635.6 4,753.4
Total softwood and hardwood stocks 7,063.4 6,923.5 6,329.5 6,149.9 6,081.7
Total hardwood, stocks F F F F 120.7
Total softwood, stocks 6,949.9 6,795.9 6,209.8 6,028.7 5,961.0
Spruce, pine and fir, stocks 6,361.2 6,261.2 5,664.5 5,457.3 5,393.6
Total softwood excluding spruce, pine and fir, stocks 588.6 534.9 545.3 571.4 567.4
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