LEESBURG, VA -- 

North American composite panel shipments totaled 5.469 million square feet (MMSF on a 3/4-inch basis) in 2010, an increase of  2%, according to statistics collected by the Composite Panel Association.

The 2010 total includes:
* Particleboard, 3.192  MMSF (3/4-inch basis), up 4% from 2009;
* MDF, 1.835 MMSF (3/4-inch basis), down 2%; and
* Hardboard, 2.649 MMSF (1/8-inch basis), up 7% .

Posted by Rich Christianson

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