Lumber production in Canada decreased 14.9% from March to 4 074.0 thousand cubic metres in April. Production was down 6.1% from April 2022.


Canadian lumber production down 6.1% in April

Canadian lumber production down 6.1% in April

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Lumber production in Canada decreased 14.9% from March to 4 074.0 thousand m3 in April. Production was down 6.1% from April 2022, reports Statistics Canada.

Sawmills shipped 3 935.0 thousand m3 of lumber in April, down 8.2% from March and down 7.9% from April 2022.

According to Lesprom Analytics, in April 2023, Canada decreased exports of lumber to the United States by 4.4% year-on-year. Supplies to China increased by 54.9%, supplies to Japan decreased by 39%. The average price of lumber was set at $200.7 per m3.