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Softwood Lumber Agreement Data Reconciliation Results for April 2011 - December 2011

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 tables provide the aggregate volume and value information for the period April 1, 2011 – December 31, 2011 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.

Unlike the lumber export volume statistics which are made available to the public daily, lumber export values are not used in the administration 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 period 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 first quarter of 2012. These results will be presented to the Softwood Lumber Committee at its next meeting.

Signature of Mary T. Smith
Mary T. Smith
Director for Canadian Affairs
Office of the U.S. Trade Representitive
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 2011 to December 2011

Post-Reconciliation Results Export Volumes (fbm)
October 25, 2012

Table 1: Post-Reconciliation Results Export Volumes (bfm) - 2011-04 to 2011-06
Region of Origin2011-042011-052011-06
Alberta65 625 13972 147 56780 746 117
BC Coastal32 578 56934 585 32233 775 617
BC Interior318 993 836314 621 852357 802 246
Manitoba295 254268 548134 688
Ontario37 817 00233 734 25647 811 074
Quebec80 286 21375 410 32379 838 235
Saskatchewan3 299 6743 801 3654 230 606
Totals538 895 687534 569 233604 338 583

Table 2: Post-Reconciliation Results Export Volumes (bfm) - 2011-07 to 2011-09
Region of Origin2011-072011-082011-09
Alberta72 056 11778 733 92982 069 364
BC Coastal34 165 10629 989 79726 881 568
BC Interior385 218 179361 347 807411 438 499
Manitoba198 954220 231616 188
Ontario49 784 93543 630 02353 143 759
Quebec89 910 62690 489 82193 623 868
Saskatchewan4 628 0975 801 4713 882 531
Totals635 962 308610 213 079671 655 777

Table 3: Post-Reconciliation Results Export Volumes (bfm) - 2011-10 to 2012-06
Region of Origin2011-102011-112011-12
Alberta79 027 88181 016 05567 515 417
BC Coastal25 549 68419 674 87126 736 226
BC Interior360 387 050398 344 110383 416 611
Manitoba240 194308 002275 843
Ontario56 256 85452 353 81138 185 616
Quebec98 259 30890 540 29170 279 801
Saskatchewan3 842 3957 313 4474 988 908
Totals623 563 366649 550 587591 398 422

As of October 19, 2012

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