10-Year Record for First-Half 2016 Lumber Shipments by NELMA Mills
Both Eastern White Pine and Dimension lumber shipments from NELMA mills reached 10-year record levels for the first 6 months of 2016 when comparing data from 2007. A total of 471.7 million board feet of lumber was sent to the marketplace from January to June of this year, which included 251.3 million board feet of dimension lumber (primarily stamped Spruce-Pine-Fir south) and 220.4 million board feet of Eastern White Pine. When compared with 2015, the previous high mark for both wood groups, Dimension was up 3.9% and Eastern White Pine increased by 8.4%. See the graphics below for a monthly comparison for the past 10 years.