‘Billion Board Foot Club’ shows modest increases in global softwood lumber production as markets remain mixed. West Fraser, Weyerhaeuser and Canfor remain the top 3 global lumber companies with respectable gains over 2010.
The latest WOOD MARKETS annual survey of the “Billion Board Foot Club” that features the largest global lumber producers shows that West Fraser Timber has retained its title of being the world’s largest softwood lumber producer in 2011 with 4.91 billion board feet (bf; or 7.9 million m3 net). Second place was close: Weyerhaeuser’s softwood lumber operations in the U.S. and Canada exceeded those of Canfor by just 20 million bf (0.5%) in 2011 with 3.59 billion bf…. read more.