'We're in a crisis here': Toilet paper squeeze may get worse from a sawmill slowdown in Canada

Lumber at a sawmill in British Columbia. Gerry Kahrmann/Postmedia News files

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About 25 per cent of Canadian sawmill capacity is shut after producers idled operations amid a price slump and poor outlook for spring building

Supply cuts that were supposed to bolster the beleaguered lumber market are now creating an unintended effect: the wood chips required to make sought-after toilet paper and wipes during the coronavirus pandemic are becoming more scarce.

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Source: Bloomberg News

 

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