Southern pine shipments reach 1.001 bbf in February, down 4% from 1.038 bbf in January: Southern Forest Products Assn.

LOS ANGELES , May 3, 2011 () – Shipments of Southern pine totaled 1.001 billion board ft. (bbf) in February, down 4% from January's revised shipments of 1.038 bbf, according to preliminary figures issued by the Kenner, Louisiana-based Southern Forest Products Assn. January was revised upward by 1%.

Shipments in the two months to the end of February were 2.039 bbf, up 14% from the same period last year and 7% higher than in 2009, according to figures reported by Structural Building Components Magazine.

The seasonally adjusted annual rate for February is 12.971 bbf.

The primary source of this article is Structural Building Components Magazine, Madison, Wisconsin, on April 28, 2011.

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