The Southern Forest Products Association (SFPA) has announced that in 2016, shipments of Southern Pine lumber recorded an increase for the seventh consecutive year.

Shipments in 2016 totaled 17.34 billion board feet (Bbf), an increase of 4 percent over the volume shipped in 2015 (16.6 Bbf) and 47 percent 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).

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