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Sawmills, December 2017

Released: 2018-03-08

Lumber production fell 18.6% from November, with sawmills producing 4 826.5 thousand cubic metres of lumber in December. Declines in production during this reference period are common due to the holiday season. Production was 0.8% lower than in December 2016.

Sawmills shipped 4 811.5 thousand cubic metres of lumber in December, down 14.9% from November and 2.8% lower than in December 2016.

  Note to readers

These data are subject to revision and are not seasonally adjusted.

The monthly survey, Sawmills, measures quantities of lumber produced and shipped by Canadian manufacturers.

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