CHARLOTTE, NC - Southern Yellow Pine lumber prices increased 12.5 percent in March, says Forest2Market’s weekly lumber market report.

March began $10/MBF higher than the previous month of February, at a price of $273/MBF. Sales order prices increased throughout the month, ending at $296/MBF.

Southern Yellow Pine Price Rose in March

Southern yellow pine is used extensively in construction, interior trim, outdoor decking, flooring, plywood and furniture. Early uses included shipbuilding, railroad construction and bridge construction. Pine’s by-products, such as turpentine, resin, pitch and tar, are almost as important and widely used as the wood itself.

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