6 April 2017 | Shipments of Southern Pine Lumber Up in 2016

The Southern Forest Products Association (SFPA) has announced that, for the seventh consecutive year, shipments of Southern Pine lumber recorded an increase from the previous year.

Shipments in 2016 totalled 17.34 billion board feet (Bbf), an increase of 4% over the volume shipped in 2015 (16.6 Bbf) and 47% above 2009 shipments (11.8 Bbf).

Tabulation of Southern Pine shipment totals is a cooperative effort with the Southern Pine Inspection Bureau (SPIB) and Timber Products Inspection (TP).