MDF Shipments Surge 13% in April
Combined shipments of particleboard and MDF rose 6.35% in April to 480 MMSF (3/4” basis) compared to the year-ago period at 451 MMSF. Year-to-date shipments were up 3% compared to the same period last year at 1.896 BSF.
MDF shipments continued to outpace 2017 with April totals increasing 13.3% to 204 MMSF compared to 180 MMSF the same month one year ago. Year-to-date shipments rose 7.5% to 794 MMSF. Particleboard shipments grew 1.7% to 275 MMSF compared to 271 MMSF in April 2017. Shipments for the first four months of the year were 0.1% below 2017 at 1.102 BSF.