Southern Pine Lumber Exports: June 2014

USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service reported Friday exports of Southern Pine to be approximately 41.2 million board feet (MMbf) during June 2014. This volume represents an increase of just 2 per cent above the same month last year. But collectively, the first half of this year has recorded a hefty increase of 22 per cent when compared with the first six months of 2013.
Softwood lumber imports to the US during June were just over 1.12 billion board feet (Bbf), up 23 per cent from the volume imported during June of 2013. Year-to-date softwood imports are up 9 per cent when compared with last year.
Canada shipped the great majority into the US during June.