Canadian sawmills increase lumber production to 2.08 bbf in January, up 25% from December; output from British Columbia increases to 1.09 bbf month-over-month from 0.84 bbf: Statistics Canada

LOS ANGELES , April 4, 2013 () – Lumber production by Canadian sawmills increased 25.05% between December and January from 3,925,800 m3 (1.66 billion board ft. or bbf) to 4,909,400 m3, or 2.08 bbf, according to the latest data from Statistics Canada. The gain followed an 19.75% drop between November and December 2012 from 4,891,900 m3, or 2.07 bbf, to 3,925,800 m3 (1.66 bbf).

Compared to production in January 2012 of 4,468,500 m3, or 1.89 bbf, production is up 9.87%.

Quebec produced 1,034,400 m3 (0.44 bbf) in January compared with 880,100 m3 (0.37 bbf) in Jan. 2012 and 917,200 m3 (0.39 bbf) in December 2012, while British Columbia's output was 2,575,300 m3 (1.09 bbf), up from 2,447,300 m3 (1.04 bbf) a year earlier and 1,980,000 m3 (0.84 bbf)  in December

The primary source of this article is data provided by Statistics Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, on March 27, 2013.

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