US softwood lumber production for January to May 2016 was 13,369 million board feet, up 1.8 per cent from 13,127 mmfbm one year ago, according to the latest edition of the Western Wood Products Association’s Lumber Track, released Monday. http://www.wwpa.org
In Canada production rose 9.2 per cent, to 11,874 mmfbm from 10,878 mmfbm in the first five months of 2015.
North America Sawmill Capacity Utilization
US saw- mill capacity utilization rates for the first five months of 2016 were up 2% to 84%, from 82% the previous year, said the Western Wood Products Association’s Lumber Track Monday.
In Canada softwood lumber production as per cent of practical capacity jumped to 91% for January to May 2016, compared to 86% one year ago.