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June 8, 2020
Hard hit for B.C. lumber exports in Q1/2020
B.C. exports fell by almost 15% in Q1 2020 from the same period last year, hurt by both the rail blockade protests earlier this year and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the province said. The hardest-hit sector continues to be energy and solid-wood products, which saw 23.7% and 20.5% declines in the first four months of this year, respectively. The sharpest commodity-specific drops came with coal (down 35.6%) and natural gas (36.6%), which offset gains in electricity (46.6%) an other energy-product exports (78.8%).   ...
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