Shipments Top 900 million for 2015!
Total shipments from NELMA’s lumber manufacturers in 2015 exceeded 900 million board feet (MBF), the largest volume reported since 2006! Both Dimension lumber (primarily Spruce-Pine-Fir species) and Eastern White Pine lumber reached 9-year highs, with 494.0 MBF and 420.2 MBF of shipments reported to NELMA, respectively. The year ended with a total of 914.2 MBF, up 7.2% over the same period in 2014
Comparing figures from the previous year shows that Dimension lumber accounted for the lion’s share of the increase year-to-year, with a 13% gain in shipments. Eastern White was up from 2014 but only by 1.1%
The graphics below depict annual shipment volumes by year along with Dimension and Eastern White Pine visuals by month since 2007.