PORTLAND, OR , Jan. 28, 2014 (RISI) -
North American structural panel production increased 9.9% in the fourth quarter last year to 7.6 billion square feet (3/8" basis), according to APA - The Engineered Wood Association. For all of 2013, structural panel production was 29.9 billion square feet, up 7.6% from 2012.
North American OSB production in the fourth quarter was 4.9 billion square feet, unchanged from the third quarter but up 16.2% from the fourth quarter of 2012. Plywood production dropped 1.6% in the fourth quarter to 2.7 billion square feet but was up 0.3% from the fourth quarter of 2012.
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