Sawmills, July 2020
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Lumber production decreased 7.4% from June to 4 491.1 thousand cubic metres in July. Production was 1.5% higher than in July 2019.
Sawmills shipped 4 553.0 thousand cubic metres of lumber in July, down 4.2% from June and down 0.7% from July 2019.
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These data are subject to revision and are not seasonally adjusted.
Data from January to December 2019 in table 16-10-0017-01 have been revised.
Data from January to December 2019 in table 16-10-0046-01 have been revised.
Data from June 2016 to December 2018 in table 16-10-0045-01 have been revised.
The monthly survey, Sawmills, measures the quantities of lumber produced and shipped by Canadian manufacturers.
In January 2019, a number of changes were made to the questionnaire and to the sampling and estimation methods for the monthly survey, Sawmills. As a result, table 16-10-0017-01 has replaced table 16-10-0045-01 from January 2019 onward. Wood chips data are still published in table 16-10-0046-01. Statistically modelled data from January 2014 to December 2018 are available in tables 16-10-0017-01 and 16-10-0046-01.
The main changes to this survey include modifications to the questionnaire to obtain data on shipments of lumber for each species of wood, and a breakdown of wood chips data into hardwood and softwood. The number of sawmills surveyed has been increased: all sawmills in Canada classified to North American Industry Classification System code 321111 are now surveyed, except the smallest (i.e., those that, together, comprise the bottom 5% of total revenues per region).
Table 16-10-0018-01, "Canadian lumber exports by mode of transportation," contains annual data by province and territory from 1999 to 2019. Data for 2017 and 2018 have been revised.
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