Lumber Production and Sawmill Utilization: Full Year 2021

North America softwood lumber production volumes and sawmill capacity utilization rates released by Western Wood Products Association ( show:

For full-year 2021 softwood lumber production in the US was flat compared to 2020, at 37,153 mmfbm.

Softwood lumber production in Canada for 2021 it was up +3%, to 23,711 mmfbm, compared to 2020.

British Columbia, which accounts for 50% of Canadian wood production, production was up +3% from full-year 2020.

US sawmill capacity utilization rates dropped -2% to 84%.
Canada sawmill capacity utilization improved +1% but were still very low at 79%.

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