Lumber Shipments by NELMA Mills for 2012 Best Since 2007
Reported shipments of lumber by NELMA’s mills for the calendar year 2012 were at the highest level since 2007. A total of 797.5 million board feet left the mills last year, which included 424.0 million board feet of Dimension lumber (primarily Eastern Spruce and Balsam Fir) and 373.5 million board feet of Eastern White Pine.
All totals exceed 2011, with Dimension coming in 11% higher and Eastern White Pine 8.4% higher than the previous year. October 2012 recorded the highest level of Dimension lumber shipments for a month (40.6 million board feet) since June of 2008. A series of graphs are included below for further information on NELMA shipments of lumber: