Western US sawmills in November produced 1.151 bbf of softwood lumber, up 2.1% year-over-year and down 4.3% when compared with prior month: WWPA

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LOS ANGELES , January 11, 2022 () –

Western U.S. sawmills in November produced 1.151 billion board ft. (bbf) of softwood lumber, up 2.1% from November 2020, when output was 1.128 bbf, and down 4.3% compared with October 2021’s 1.202 bbf, according to the latest figures from the Western Wood Products Assn. (WWPA) of Portland, Oregon.

Coastal mills contributed 717 million board ft. (mmbf) to the November total, up 2.1% from November 2020’s 702 mmbf and down 5.5% from October’s 758 mmbf, while Inland mills accounted for 381 mmbf in November, up 3.7% from November 2020’s 368 mmbf and down 2.2% from October 2021’s 389 mmbf. 

California coast production in November was down 8.7% year-over-year and down 2.3% month-over-month to 53 mmbf. 

For the first eleven months of 2021, Western U.S. sawmills produced 13.430 bbf of lumber, up 1.5% year-over year. Coastal mill output was 8.334 bbf, up 2.5%; Inland output was 4.430 bbf, down 0.9% and California coast production was 666 mmbf, up 6.1% year-over-year.

Western U.S softwood lumber inventories in November, at 1.199 bbf, were up 8.6% compared with 1.103 bbf in November 2020.

Western lumber mills in November produced at 81% of practical capacity, down from 84% in November 2020 and unchanged from October 2021. For the first eleven months of 2021, Western sawmills produced at 81% of practical capacity, up from 80% a year earlier.

The primary source of this article is the Western Wood Products Assn., Portland, Oregon, on Jan. 10, 2022.

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