Southern pine exports were approximately 44 million board feet (MMbf) during August 2014. This volume represents a hefty increase of 20% above the same month last year, and a solid year-to-date boost of 22% when compared with the first eight months of 2013. Offshore shipments during July roughly break down as follows: 20.9 MMbf dressed, 9.1 MMbf rough, and 14 MMbf treated lumber.

SFPA: Southern pine lumber exports up 20% in August 2014

Oct 31, 2014. /Lesprom Network/. Southern pine exports were approximately 44 million board feet (MMbf) during August 2014. This volume represents a hefty increase of 20% above the same month last year, and a solid year-to-date boost of 22% when compared with the first eight months of 2013. Offshore shipments during July roughly break down as follows: 20.9 MMbf dressed, 9.1 MMbf rough, and 14 MMbf treated lumber, as the Southern Forest Products Association said in the press release received by Lesprom Network.

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.

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