MEMPHIS, TN -- Hardwood flooring shipments for June 2006 are reported at 42,856,000 square feet, a slight decrease from the shipments reported in May, according to NOFMA: The Wood Flooring Manufacturers Assn.

Shipments for June 2006 were almost 5% below the shipment levels from the same month in 2005. Despite the drop in June's figures, overall shipments for the year remain on pace to surpass 2005 overall shipment levels by about 2%, NOFMA said.

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