For the fourth consecutive month, export volumes of Southern Pine lumber have established an upward trend, said the Southern Forest Products Association in the press release Wednesday. During October, US pine exports to be just over 58 million board feet. This volume represents a boost of 7 per cent above the same month last year, contributing to a year-to-date increase of 8 per cent when compared with the first ten months of 2014.
US Southern Pine Exports
Offshore shipments during October roughly break down as follows: 32.2 MMbf dressed, 12.1 MMbf rough, and 13.7 MMbf treated lumber, said the SFPA.
Softwood lumber imports to the US during October reached 1.28 billion board feet, up 10 per cent from the volume imported during October of 2014. When compared with last year, year- to-date softwood imports remain up 8 per cent.