North America Softwood Lumber Production, Sawmill Capacity Utilization, WWPA: Sept 2019

North America Softwood Lumber Production, Sawmill Capacity Utilization, WWPA: Sept 2019

Madison's Weekly Movers & Shakers Softwood Lumber and Panel Prices Chart DEC 19
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Continuing flat, as last month, the latest issue of the Western Wood Products Association’s monthly Lumber Track, for January-September 2019, shows US softwood lumber production volume still basically flat from from the same time last year, to 26,616 mmfbm.
Like last month, January – September softwood lumber production in Canada continued big drops since the beginning of this year, once more falling -11%, to 18,608 mmfbm, compared to the first nine months of 2018 when it was 20,889 mmfbm.

Western Spruce KD 2x4 #2&Btr prices Dec 2019
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In British Columbia specifically, major sawmill curtailments brought another huge drop in production volumes, for Jan – Sept 2019 plummeting almost -21%, to 7,625 mmfbm, from 9,601 mmfbm in the first nine months of 2018.

North America Softwood Lumber Production, WWPA: Sept 2019

US sawmill production as per cent of practical capacity for the first nine months of 2019 dropped quite a bit compared to the same time in 2018; at 83%, from 86% in 2018, Western Wood Products Association’s monthly Lumber Track,
For January-September 2019, Canadian sawmill production as per cent of practical capacity kept falling off a cliff, to land at 80% from 89% the previous year.

North America Sawmill Capacity Utilization, WWPA: Sept 2019

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