Lumber Supply and Housing Affordability

With a level playing field, the U.S. lumber industry is able to expand production. Since the filing of the trade cases by the U.S. industry in 2016, U.S. sawmill investment and capacity expansion has been robust. The U.S. industry has produced an additional 15 billion board feet of lumber through 2021, averaging 3 billion a year of additional output. And further domestic capacity expansion is underway. These increases have more than offset any decline in unfairly traded Canadian imports and are enough lumber to build over 1 million single-family homes.  The enforcement of U.S. trade laws will maximize long-term domestic production and lumber availability produced by U.S. workers to build U.S. homes.