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Canada Lumber Production Exports; US Consumption, Imports & Log Exports: May 2017

August 4, 2017
Category: Business & Politics
Region: Canada, United States

US Coniferous Sawn Wood Imports: May 2017—According to the latest figures from the US Department of Agriculture’s Foreign Agriculture Service, for January to May 2017 the USA imported US$2,235 billion of softwood lumber from the World, which amounts to a 17 per cent increase from the first five months of the previous year, when it was US$1,858 billion. …Canada Coniferous Sawn Wood Exports: May 2017—Looked at another way, the latest Statistics Canada data shows that Canada exported C$4,538 billion of softwood lumber to the World in January to May 2017, which amounts to a 13 per cent increase over the same time last year when it was C$3,954.Exports of Canadian softwood lumber to the USA for the first five months of this year were up 14 per cent, to C$3,420 from C$2,949 for January to May 2016.