October Panel Shipments Up 3.5% from September
Combined October shipments of particleboard and MDF were 473 MSF (3/4” basis), up 3.5% over September and 0.1% higher than the same month in 2019. Year-to-date shipments were down 7.7% to 4.209 BSF compared to the same period in 2019 at 4.559 BSF.
Particleboard shipments were 280 MMSF, up 5.7% over September and equal to October 2019 shipments. Year-to-date shipments fell 8.8% compared to the first 10 months of 2019, steadily increasing over the past six months after hitting the lowest level in April. MDF shipments rose 0.4% from September and were even with October 2019 at 193 MMSF. Year-to-date MDF shipments dropped 6.1% from the same period in 2019.