Sawmills highest level of sales since 2007
July 30, 2013 – Total sales in the wood product industry were up 19.7 per cent from June 2012 to May 2013 compared with the same period last year, says the Canada’s National Statistical Agency.
By comparison, the total manufacturing sales in Canada, excluding wood products, decreased 1.1 per cent over the same period.
Wood product manufacturing was one of only eight industries where sales increased from June 2012 to May 2013, and represented both the largest dollar gain and largest percentage gain by industry.
Sales in wood product manufacturing reached $22.7 billion, their highest point since 2007/2008.
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