Year-to-date particleboard shipments were ahead of 2012 by 8.7% at 2.820 MMSF. Year-to-date MDF shipments were up 3.4% compared to 2012 at 1.817 MMSF.
October TFL Shipments Rise 3.6%
The CPA also reported shipments of thermally fused laminate (TFL) in October were 116 MMSF, up 3.6 percent compared to 112 MMSF a year ago and rose 7.8 percent over last month. Year-to-date TFL shipments totaled 1.095 MMSF, up 4.2 percent over the same period last year.
Shipments are extrapolated based on data from 69.6 percent of the U.S. industry and 76 percent of the Canadian industry.