Canada: Lumber production up 18.7% in March

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Lumber production in Canada increased by 18.7% from February to 5 528.3 thousand cubic metres in March. Production was 5.3% lower than in March 2018.

Canadian sawmills shipped 5 145.1 thousand cubic metres of lumber in March, up 15.7% from February and 2.1% lower than in March 2018.

  Canada 
North American Product Classification System (NAPCS) November 2018 December 2018 January 2019 February 2019 March 2019
  Cubic metres
Total softwood and hardwood, production 5,309.9 4,324.4 5,154.3
4,658.1
5,528.3
Total hardwood, production 103.1 85.8 79.3
96.8
104.4
Total softwood, production 
5,206.8 4,238.6 5,075.0
4,561.3
5,423.9
Spruce, pine and fir, production 
4,524.1 3,783.1 4,454.7
3,979.8
4,756.9
Douglas fir and western larch, production 286.1 167.7 268.0
213.3
328.3
Hemlock fir, production 
185.9 128.6 131.9
148.1
136.2
Western red cedar, production x x 154.2
161.7
x
All other softwood, not elsewere specified, production 
67.7 51.3 66.1
58.3
x
Total softwood excluding spruce, pine and fir, production 
682.7 455.5 620.3
581.4
667.0
Total softwood and hardwood, shipments 5,170.1 4,225.2 4,983.4
4,447.8
5,145.1
Total hardwood, shipments .. .. 75.3
75.6
82.7
Total softwood, shipments 
.. .. 4,908.1
4,372.3
5,062.4
Spruce, pine and fir, shipments 
.. .. 4,377.5
3,829.1
4,453.4
Douglas fir and western larch, shipments .. .. 251.9
216.3
240.6
Hemlock fir, shipments 
.. .. 117.0
x 156.2
Western red cedar, shipments .. .. x 142.9
156.4
All other softwood, not elsewhere specified, shipments 
.. .. x x 55.8
Total softwood excluding spruce, pine and fir, shipments 
.. .. 530.6
543.2
609.0
Total softwood and hardwood, stocks 7,731.9 7,722.2 7,861.5
7,906.7
8,333.0
Total hardwood, stocks F F 132.3
131.3
138.6
Total softwood, stocks 
7,606.6 7,597.0 7,729.1
7,775.4
8,194.4
Spruce, pine and fir, stocks 
6,657.4 6,776.6 6,794.6
6,832.6
7,194.3
Douglas fir and western larch, stocks 270.2 209.8 270.1
271.5
375.8
Hemlock fir, stocks 
263.3 x 209.1
193.8
x
Western red cedar, stocks x 261.6 306.5
313.7
287.9
All other softwood, not elsewhere specified, stocks 
153.4 149.5 148.8
163.8
x
Total softwood excluding spruce, pine and fir, stocks 
949.2 820.4 934.5
942.9
1,000.1

 

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