Southern Yellow Pine Lumber Exports: February 2016

Exports of southern yellow pine lumber remained steady in February, amounting to 51.7 million board feet, according to the Southern Forest Products Association. This volume represents a boost of 12 per cent above the same month in 2015, contributing to a year-to-date increase of 23 per cent when compared with the first two months of 2015.

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Southern Yellow Pine Lumber Exports Increased By 12 Per cent In Februar

Softwood lumber imports to the US skyrocketed in February, reaching 1.6 billion board feet (bbf), up 68 per cent from the volume imported during February of 2015. Imports from Canada alone recorded a 68 per cent increase during February, totaling 1.56 bbf; just over 90 per cent of that volume was SPF. Through the first two months of 2016, softwood imports are up 48 per cent when compared with the same period in 2015.