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Yardstick In Depth

This section is updated periodically. Last update: Sept. 16, 2010

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Published by Random Lengths, Yardstick is a 24-page newsletter, which provides invaluable statistics on the latest price trends, production totals, housing starts, and much more, plus a graphic update on 50 key economic indicators from interest rates to export statistics, from housing starts to industry financial data.

August 2010: U.S., Canada exports inverted in page 1 graph

(Yardstick, Page 1)

(The following is supplemental to the August 2010 issue of Yardstick.)

In the August issue of Yardstick, which was mailed in mid-September, the graph on page 1 contained an error. U.S. and Canadian lumber exports to China were mislabeled, with the predominance of North American lumber exports to China inadvertently attributed to the U.S. In the first half of 2010, similar to recent years, the U.S. accounted for just 5% of the North American total.

The following pdf file of the August 2010 Yardstick page 1 with the correct graph is available to view or download on this page:

Correction in the following graph:
Published in Yardstick :
PDF file name:
Exports to China Skyrocket August 2010 issue YS_Aug10_pg01.pdf

Random Lengths Yardstick subscribers can request a copy of the Yardstick page 1 with the corrected graph to be sent to them by sending a request by email to: Please include a postal mailing or email address.

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