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Softwood Lumber Agreement Data Reconciliation Results for
July 2008 - March 2009

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 July 1 2008 - March 31 2009 as compiled by the Government of Canada and approved by officials of both governments at the meeting of the Softwood Lumber Committee.

The data may differ from other official trade statistics of Canada and the United States as they are based on definitions that are specific to the SLA.

The Softwood Lumber Committee also approved the value reconciliation results for the period July 1 2008 - March 31 2009. Unlike the lumber export volume statistics which are made available to the public daily, lumber export values are not used in the operation of the SLA and are therefore not published.

The United States and Canada have agreed that the volume and value data reconciliation for the period of July 1 2008 - March 31 2009 has been concluded successfully.

The Committee agreed that the Technical Working Group will continue to work on volume and value reconciliation and proceed to examine the data commencing with the second quarter 2009 using the same value methodology developed and used for the period covered by this letter. These results 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

Laurent Cardinal
Laurent Cardinal
Director-General
North America Trade Policy Bureau
Government of Canada

 

Working Group on Data and Reconciliation - Results of July 2008 to March 2009

 

POST-RECONCILIATION RESULTS EXPORT VOLUMES (bfm) - May 3, 2010
Region of Origin

2008-07

2008-08

2008-09

Alberta

114,543,925

102,104,676

104,214,087

BC Coastal

35,899,930

60,186,901

27,089,431

BC Interior

567,281,950

498,409,943

508,791,229

Manitoba

7,523,419

4,804,167

5,851,260

Ontario

80,839,769

72,589,806

69,004,976

Quebec

120,955,063

108,560,737

117,756,562

Saskatchewan

6,145,249

4,530,863

5,180,117

    
Totals

933,189,305

851,187,093

837,887,662

    
Region of Origin

2008-10

2008-11

2008-12

Alberta

112,949,093

106,940,582

82,052,619

BC Coastal

21,783,664

41,294,537

15,915,417

BC Interior

544,675,075

463,433,682

351,932,424

Manitoba

8,211,487

4,241,102

3,215,548

Ontario

59,325,641

42,164,898

33,836,585

Quebec

119,727,823

93,932,849

78,197,359

Saskatchewan

5,353,278

3,493,333

2,509,168

   

 

Totals

872,026,061

755,500,983

567,659,120

    

Region of Origin

2009-01

2009-02

2009-03

Alberta

75,511,471

75,428,335

83,265,997

BC Coastal

20,370,999

22,432,353

52,464,753

BC Interior

387,809,490

358,985,798

359,043,581

Manitoba

3,234,858

1,041,697

4,312,256

Ontario

29,907,976

34,613,036

40,306,177

Quebec

65,457,540

77,341,362

112,586,604

Saskatchewan

2,627,724

4,828,244

4,643,021

 

 

 

 
Totals

584,920,058

574,670,825

656,622,389

As at May 03, 2010

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