Lesprom Network – Export volumes of Southern Pine (SP) lumber retreated moderately in June. SP exports to be just under 46 million board feet (MMbf) during June 2015. This volume represents a boost of 11% above the same month last year, contributing to a year-to-date increase of 7% when compared with the first half of 2014, as the Southern Forest Products Association says in the press release received by Lesprom Network.
Offshore shipments during June roughly break down as follows: 23.2 MMbf dressed, 8.7 MMbf rough, and 14.0 MMbf treated lumber.
Like the previous month, softwood lumber imports to the U.S. during June were just over a billion board feet, up 6% from the volume imported during June of 2014. When compared with last year, year-to-date softwood imports remain up 7%.
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.