Sawmills, August 2012

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Lumber production by sawmills increased 7.5% from July to 4 682.3 thousand cubic metres in August. Compared with August 2011, lumber production increased 5.6%.

Sawmills shipped 4 566.1 thousand cubic metres of lumber in August, a decrease of 3.1% from July.

Note to readers

In January 2012, a number of changes were made to the sampling and estimation methods for the Monthly Sawmills Survey, and CANSIM table 303-0009 was terminated. Starting with January 2012, data are now available in CANSIM tables 303-0064 and 303-0065. Historically revised data based on the new methodology are also available in CANSIM table 303-0064 from January 2003 to December 2011.

Available without charge in CANSIM: tables CANSIM table303-0064 and CANSIM table303-0065.

Definitions, data sources and methods: survey number survey number2134.

The August 2012 issue of Sawmills, Vol. 66, no. 8 (Catalogue number35-003-X, free), will soon be available.

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