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B.C. pulp and paper exports rose in 2018


January 18, 2019
By P&PC Staff

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January 18, 2019 – Exports of B.C. pulp and paper products rose by 22 per cent in 2018, according to BC Stats using data from Statistics Canada.

Between January and November 2018, pulp exports were up 25.2 per cent, newsprint exports were up 15.9 per cent and other paper and paperboard exports were up 19 per cent; however, all other pulp and paper product shipments fell 17.1 per cent.

There was a 0.2 per cent dip in exports of solid wood products in the January to November period of 2018, compared to the same 11-month period a year earlier. Shipments of softwood lumber were down one per cent, and logs (-8.9 per cent), selected value-added wood products (-3.5 per cent) and cedar shakes and shingles (-21.2 per cent) all declined.

However, there were increases in exports of softwood plywood and veneer (+14.2 per cent), other panel products (+5.6 per cent) and all other solid wood products (+22.4 per cent).