Softwood lumber exports by value from British Columbia are up 0.2 per cent for 2017 year- to-date October compared to the same period in 2016 ($11.64 billion vs. $11.62), said the Log Export and Economic Analysis Branch of the BC Ministry of Forests, Lands, and Natural Resource Operations December 13. Lumber value is down -6 per cent, while volumes are down -14 per cent.
In terms of value by destination country, China is up 11 per cent as is Japan, up 7 per cent. So is value to Other countries up, by 10 per cent.
The value to the United States is down by -8 per cent, said the BC Ministry of Forests.