Western US lumber production in 2018 up 5.4% over last year
PORTLAND, OR, Nov. 7, 2018 (RISI) -Western US lumber production in September totaled 1.154 BBF, dropping 9.8% from the month prior but gaining 2.4% over the September 2018 figure, according to the Western Wood Products Association’sWestern Lumber Facts. Year-to-date through September, western production totaled 11.022 BBF, up 5.4% from the same period last year.
Production in the Coast region through September totaled 6.929 BBF, up 6.7% from the same nine months last year. The Inland region produced 3.734 BBF, an increase of 4.0%.
Third-quarter production in the West totaled 3.606 BBF, 1.9% higher than the third quarter 2017. In the same comparison, ...