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Manufacturing and Energy Division Monthly Survey

Collected under the authority of the Statistics Act, Revised Statutes of Canada, 1985, Chapter S19. Completion of this questionnaire is a legal requirement under this Act. Under the provisions of the Statistics Act, Statistics Canada is prohibited by law from publishing or releasing, in any manner, any statistics which would divulge information obtained from this survey relating to any identifiable business without the previous written consent of that business (please see sharing agreement).


Kindly complete and return this form in time to be in Ottawa by the Tenth of the month following the month under review.

Please update the name or address if necessary

Survey purpose

The purpose of this survey is to obtain information on quantities of lumber produced and shipped, by Canadian manufacturers. Data collected by this survey provide an indicator of the economic condition of the producing industry, trends in the construction market and can serve as input to study market share and industry trends.

Sharing Agreement

To reduce response burden, Statistics Canada has entered into an agreement under Section 12 of the Canada Statistics Act with Alberta’s department of Forestry, Lands and Wildlife for the sharing of data. The Section 12 agreement shall not apply to your sawmill reports if an authorized officer or person of your company objects in writing to the Chief Statistician and mails the letter to the Manufacturing and Energy Division of Statistics Canada.

  • Name of person responsible for this report
  • Telephone (Area code and number)
  • Facsimile
  • Website
  • E-mail address

Has there been a change in ownership during the reporting period?

  • Yes
  • No

Was this mill operational during the reporting period?

  • Yes
  • No


A. Production and Stocks of lumber:

Production - Report all lumber sawn in your mill, during the month. (Exclude re-sawing and lumber purchased or custom sawn for you by others.)

Stocks - Report all lumber held on the first and last day of the month, whether owned by your company or held for others.

Note: For species selection follow Standard Grading rules for Canadian lumber.

B. Receipts of lumber:

Purchases - Report all lumber purchased during the month.

Transfers In - Report all receipts, during the month, of lumber sawn for you by others from logs owned by you (custom sawn for you) and include lumber transferred to your plant from other sawmills of your own company.

C. Disposition of lumber:

(1) Shipments - Report all shipments, during the month, of lumber sold by you including shipments on consignment. Report also lumber owned by you and transferred to others for further processing on a custom basis (i.e. planing, kiln drying, etc.) and subsequent shipments.

(2) Transfers Out - Report transfers, during the month, of lumber custom sawn by you for others and include lumber transferred from your plant to other sawmills of your own company

(3) Waste and other losses

D. Production, Purchases, Shipments, Waste and Stocks of Wood Chips:

Complete this section if your mill produces chips as a by-product.

A. Production And Stocks Of Lumber
(See reporting instructions)
M ft. b.m.
(nominal size)
1. Opening stocks  
Production (sawing only) Stocks on hand
. M ft. b.m.
(nominal size)
2. Softwoods (coniferous species)      
(a) Douglas fir/Larch 4407.10.32    
(b) Red cedar 4407.10.71    
(c) Yellow cedar 4407.10.72    
(d) Hem-Fir 4407.10.33    
(e) Sitka spruce 4407.10.42    
(f) Spruce pine and fir (SPF) 4407.10.31    
(g) Red/white pine 4407.10.57    
(h) All other softwoods 4407.10.99    
Total softwoods xxxx    
3. Hardwoods (broad leaved species)
Total hardwoods
Total Softwoods and Hardwoods xxxx    
. M ft. b.m.
(nominal size)
B. Receipts Of Lumber (Purchases and Transfers In)
(See reporting instructions)
C. Disposition Of Lumber
(See reporting instructions)
1. Shipments (To market)      
2. Transfers Out      
3. Waste and other losses      
D. Wood Chips - (4401.20)
(See reporting instructions) (Choose one measure) 1. O.D. ton imperial 2. bdu (2 400 lbs) 3. m 3 4. O.D. Metric Tonne - 5. 200 ft3 6. cords - 3 m3 7. Green metric tonne -
Stocks opening: Production: Purchases:
Shipments: Waste: Stocks closing:

Respondent’s comments section

Statistics Canada commonly compares responses to this questionnaire with those provided by your organization last month. In order to reduce the possibility of further inquiries, would you please provide explanations of any significant changes in the reported data.

For further information please call 1-800-386-1275 or by Fax: 1-888-883-7999.

Statistics Canada advises you that there could be a risk of disclosure during the facsimile or other electronic transmission. However, upon receipt, Statistics Canada will provide the guaranteed level of protection afforded to all information collected under the authority of the Statistics Act.

5-3121-1317: 2009-01-12 STC/IND-385-60039


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