The 2013 edition of the Standard Grading Rules for Northeastern Lumber has been published by NELMA.
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: