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Softwood Lumber Agreement
Data Reconciliation Results for
April 2009 - June 2010

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 October 1 2009 - June 30, 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 April 1 2009 – June 30 2010.  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 aforementioned periods 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 third quarter of 2010.  These results will be presented to the Softwood Lumber Committee at its next meeting.

Mary T. Smith
Mary T. Smith
Director for Canadian Affairs 
Office of the U. S. Trade Representative
Government of the United States

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

 

Working Group on Data and Reconciliation - Results of April 2009 to June 2010

POST-RECONCILIATION RESULTS EXPORT VOLUMES (fbm)
July 12, 2011

Region of Origin

2009-10

2009-11

2009-12

Alberta

94,653,27890,682,43969,361,526

BC Coastal

24,354,43714,699,71120,110,324

BC Interior

424,230,032382,767,346355,848,983

Manitoba

311,191264,142205,539

Ontario

22,493,22121,006,94018,564,684

Quebec

59,976,85557,457,00849,434,534

Saskatchewan

5,654,8064,958,295978,047
 

 

 

 
Totals631,673,820571,835,881514,503,637
 

 

 

 

Region of Origin

2010-01

2010-02

2010-03

Alberta

75,924,22658,539,89293,104,185

BC Coastal

22,443,80025,734,14428,945,619

BC Interior

392,410,529406,033,106474,885,533

Manitoba

433,663261,356281,040

Ontario

18,206,19423,332,03929,863,791

Quebec

51,997,93557,867,84287,688,738

Saskatchewan

1,050,8872,506,0884,526,203
 

 

 

 
Totals562,467,234574,274,467
 

 

 

 

Region of Origin

2010-04

2010-05

2010-06

Alberta

91,132,00480,979,498118,423,615

BC Coastal

34,110,30733,621,63069,727,033

BC Interior

479,214,534380,502,464592,488,770

Manitoba

304,769208,846139,028

Ontario

35,467,78223,434,88938,095,813

Quebec

86,884,78453,700,83374,676,958

Saskatchewan

6,252,3104,937,2005,399,096
 

 

 

 
Totals733,366,490577,385,360898,950,313

As at July 12, 2011

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