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Softwood Lumber Agreement Data Reconciliation Results for Volume January 2008 - June 2008

The 2006 Softwood Lumber Agreement (SLA) requires Canada and the United States to reconcile aggregate Region-specific monthly data on the volume and value of exports of softwood lumber products from Canada to the United States (Articles XV.6 and XV.8)

The following table provides the aggregate volume information for the period January 1 2008 - June 30 2008 as compiled by the Government of Canada and approved by officials in both governments during the reconciliation process. The reconciliation process is working very well and is achieving strong results on volume reconciliation.

These data may differ from other official trade statistics of Canada and the United States as they are based on definitions of value, product coverage and entry date that are specific to the SLA.

The United States and Canada have agreed that the volume reconciliation process for January 2008 - June 30 2008 has been concluded successfully.

The Softwood Lumber Committee also reviewed the value reconciliation results for the second quarter of 2008. Different definitions of value for the export charge (Canada) and entry price (US) are taken into account in this reconciliation process. The Committee agreed that the WG will continue to work on value reconciliation and proceed to examine the data for the third quarter of 2008. These will be presented to the Softwood Lumber Committee at its next meeting.

John Melle
John Melle
Deputy Assistant U.S. Trade
Representative for North America
Government of the United States of America

Suzanne McKellips
Suzanne McKellips
Director-General
Export and Import Controls Bureau
Government of Canada

Working Group on Data and Reconciliation - Results of January 2008 to June 2008

 

POST-RECONCILIATION RESULTS EXPORT VOLUMES (bf)
July 20 2009
Region of Origin2008 - 1

2008 - 2

2008 - 3

Alberta

99,194,086

89,998,112

109,611,060

BC Coastal

40,687,687

48,362,992

71,114,673

BC Interior

511,891,851

562,883,612

573,656,546

Manitoba

7,931,100

4,137,865

4,404,897

Ontario

68,230,961

66,030,853

69,658,535

Quebec

126,845,539

123,977,793

137,405,516

Saskatchewan

6,291,244

4,526,962

6,109,290

    
Totals

861,072,468

899,918,189

971,960,517

    
Region of Origin

2008 - 4

2008 - 5

2008 - 6

Alberta

117,324,258

120,521,904

114,345,584

BC Coastal

45,537,409

51,365,361

62,345,407

BC Interior

611,104,520

573,703,516

494,185,201

Manitoba

9,403,470

6,714,202

7,017,650

Ontario

102,548,681

90,293,000

80,367,811

Quebec

150,379,384

139,641,573

124,466,843

Saskatchewan

5,222,573

5,725,766

6,165,463

    
Totals

1,041,520,295

987,965,322

888,893,959

 As of July 15, 2009

Note:

- Results are based on bilateral reconciliation work as required under the Softwood Lumber Agreement between officials from
Foreign Affairs and International Trade and the United States Customs and Border Protection
- The reconciliation results have been reviewed and agreed to by the Canadian and U.S. representatives of the Softwood Lumber Committee
- The report is based on permitted shipments
- The numbers are subject to corrections or adjustments
- The numbers are compiled based on conditions as set out in the SLA for region of origin