Issue 16-130: Sawmills

July 6, 2016

Production of softwood lumber at B.C. sawmills was 2.1% higher in April than in the same month of 2015. Ramped-up production from the Interior (+2.4%), where most of the province’s mill activity occurs, was behind the overall increase, as mills in coastal regions saw very little change (+0.1%).

Canadian softwood production was also higher (+5.4%), as volume was up in many of the other big lumber-producing provinces, including Quebec.

Data Source: Statistics Canada