Shipments of Southern Pine lumber up in 2016

Southern Pine lumber shipments recorded an increase year-on-year for the seventh consecutive year, according to statistics from the outhern Forest Products Association (SFPA).

Shipments in 2016 totaled 17.34 billion board feet (Bbf), an increase of four per cent over the volume shipped in 2015 (16.6 Bbf) and 47 per cent above 2009 shipments (11.8 Bbf).