North American Lumber Production Increases
North American lumber production through October 2018 rose 1.6% from the comparable period in 2017 to 53.2 billion board feet (bbf), according to Western Wood Products Association's Lumber Track publication. U.S. production for the first ten months of last year totaled 29.8 bbf, up 4.4% from the previous year.
Canadian output fell 1.8% through October to 23.448 bbf over the year-ago period. See Random Lengths