The latest issue of the Western Wood Products Association’s monthly Lumber Track reports that for the first two months of 2020, U.S. lumber production volume increased by 5%, when compared to the first two months of 2019. However, when comparing just the month of February 2020 to January 2020 there was a noticeable -10% decline in U.S. softwood lumber production. The result of the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Lumber Track is reporting that Canadian softwood lumber production fell by -7.8% during the first two months of 2020, when compared to the same period of time in 2019.
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US softwood lumber production increased by 5% in January-February 2020