VICTORIA – After 10 months, the value of B.C.'s softwood lumber exports have broken a new record, Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations Minister Thomson announced today.
To the end of October 2013, the value of total softwood lumber exports to China reached $1.17 billion – exceeding the previous record set in 2011 when softwood lumber exports to China totalled $1.1 billion. B.C.'s October shipments of lumber to China also broke new records for monthly volume (865,000 cubic metres) and value ($145.5 million).