The only other cut since 1950 was a 0.58 percent reduction in 1994.
That would amount to a 17 percent reduction from last year's level of $6.7 billion.
It dropped to 17.4 billion board feet in 1994, a 27 percent reduction.
After the 25 percent reduction, California would drop to 14th, state officials said.
The county's goal is a 40 percent reduction by 1997.
The plan calls for a 12 percent reduction in capacity over the next three years.
Without the 5 percent reductions, he said, the performance in March would have been even worse.
On average, there is about a 10 percent reduction in power.
The market had expected the count to show a 5 percent reduction.
And Congress is calling for 20 to 30 percent reductions in many of these programs.