Lumber Production: US & Canada

August 2016

U.S lumber production through May totaled 13.450 billion board feet, a 2.5% increase from the January-May 2015 total according to the Western Wood Products Association. The South had the highest increase in production, up 3.0% over the same time frame in 2015.

In Canada, lumber production in May totaled of 2.378 billion board feet, a 9% increase above the May 2015 number. The year-to-date output is 9% ahead of the 2015 year-to-date pace. Quebec had the highest increase in production with a 16% increase over last year’s pace.

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