八月 11, 2016
Exports of Southern Pine lumber soared in June, amounting to a monthly record of 65.57 million board feet (MMbf), according to the latest reports from the USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service.
This volume represents a giant jump of 42% above the same month last year, contributing to a significant year-to-date increase of 11% when compared with the first half of 2015.
Offshore shipments during June roughly break down as 37.5 MMbf dressed, 10.8 MMbf rough, and 17.2 MMbf treated lumber.
Softwood lumber imports to the U.S. remained steady in June, reaching 1.4 billion board feet (Bbf), up 20% from the volume imported during June of 2015. Through the first half of this year, softwood imports are up 36% when compared with the same period a year ago.