NELMA Member Mills Approach 500 MMBF of Shipments Through August

Preliminary lumber volumes reported by NELMA members through August indicate that 474.4 million board feet was shipped during the first 8 months of 2011. This total remains below 2010 for the same period by 4%. Eastern White Pine’s figure of 229.6 million board feet was nearly on target with 2010, while Dimension lumber shipments lagged behind 2010’s 8-month total by 6%.

Comparing just the month of August, both Dimension and Eastern White Pine shipments were below 2010’s total by 4% and 1.5% respectively. Please refer to the graphs below for a monthly comparison of shipments for 2008 through 2011, for both Dimension and Eastern White Pine lumber: