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Softwood Lumber Agreement Data Reconciliation Results for July 2010 - March 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 table provides the aggregate volume information for the period July 1, 2010 - March 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 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 second quarter of 2011. These results will be presented to the Softwood Lumber Committee at its next meeting.

Matthew A. Gold
Matthew A. Gold
Deputy Assistant U. S. Trade
Representative for North America
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 July 2010 to March 2011

Post-reconciliation results export volumes (fbm)
March 20, 2012

Table 1: Post-Reconciliation Results Export Volumes (bfm) - 2010-07 to 2010-09
Region of Origin2010-072010-082010-09
Alberta85 572 63380 577 90891 021 455
BC Coastal23 311 78822 841 71519 886 384
BC Interior414 605 360357 221 515365 905 897
Manitoba170 37672 558148 630
Ontario20 860 08024 219 15338 836 038
Quebec57 987 68363 614 14078 558 222
Saskatchewan6 651 0063 393 4992 691 787
Total609 158 926551 940 488597 048 413

Table 2: Post-Reconciliation Results Export Volumes (bfm) - 2010-10 to 2010-12
Region of Origin2010-102010-112010-12
Alberta87 778 05193 692 06079 574 984
BC Coastal19 914 52020 457 83521 269 032
BC Interior339 998 395348 042 578354 494 224
Manitoba185 766169 418163 696
Ontario34 282 61333 871 99732 186 040
Quebec77 015 57582 679 00868 529 128
Saskatchewan2 634 9544 237 6963 382 163
Total561 809 874583 150 592559 599 267

Table 3: Post-Reconciliation Results Export Volumes (bfm) - 2011-01 to 2011-03
Region of Origin2011-012011-022011-03
Alberta76 186 04264 991 01479 788 394
BC Coastal22 120 54828 683 62137 873 242
BC Interior351 361 420323 709 669424 897 266
Manitoba237 267277 053160 440
Ontario36 344 90036 893 11349 863 305
Quebec83 384 01281 815 89498 416 088
Saskatchewan2 439 0221 910 4013 696 563
Total572 073 211538 280 765694 695 298

As of March 20, 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