Softwood lumber imports to the U.S. during August were just over one billion board feet (Bbf), up 16% from the volume imported during August of 2013. Year-to-date softwood imports are up 9% when compared with last year. As usual, Canada shipped the great majority into the U.S. during August.
Southern Forest Products Association is recognized as one of the foremost trade organizations in the forest products industry and represents Southern Pine lumber manufacturers from Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas. SFPA’s members produce about 45% of the Southern Pine lumber in the United States.