Lumber Shipments from NELMA Mills on Record Pace for 2016
After the first 3 months of 2016, lumber shipments reported to NELMA by both the Dimension and Eastern White Pine mills are the highest for the First Quarter since 2007. A total of 120.6 million board feet of Dimension lumber, primarily Spruce-Pine-Fir, and 106.1 million board feet of Eastern White Pine entered the marketplace during the 3-month period. Both totals are some 12% higher than 2015’s Q1 shipments.
A graph for each species group is shown below for each year by month for 2007 to 2016.