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.