Shepformation Lumber Market Report

November22

December 2017 -Lumber Update

by Paul Rogers, To say the least, the lumber market has been on a wild ride for most of this year, contending with the uncertainty and interruptions caused by duties, natural catastrophes and trucking shortages. Unfortunately, it appears that the momentum that has been built up by all of these factors is carrying on through Read More

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October24

November 2017 – Lumber Update

by Paul Rogers, Much to the surprise and dismay of buyers, the market continued to rally in October to uncomfortable levels. Day to day, buyers were actively buying to fill holes and to secure supply, but hesitant to do so based upon the prices they were paying. This demand kept traders hopping and prices escalating Read More

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September20

October 2017 – Lumber Update

by, Paul Rogers An unusual alignment of circumstances caused September to be a difficult month to navigate the lumber market. Political, natural and industry events and situations created unsteady footing in terms of anticipating what to plan for a pace of business and the inventory needed to cover it. First, the U.S. Department of Commerce Read More

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August24

September 2017 – Lumber Update

By Paul Rogers, Recent wildfires in British Columbia created a major disruption to lumber supplies, as evacuations mandated the closure of many lumber and plywood mills. Starting in mid-July, the fires grew in intensity for several weeks before they were finally able to be put under control. As the fires grew, so did the angst Read More

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July20

August 2017 – Lumber Update

By Paul Rogers, In late June, the U.S. Department of Commerce delivered the second duty against Canadian lumber suppliers, the preliminary Anti-Dumping Duty (AD). Coming in at an average of 6.87%, it was below expectations but complemented the Counter-Vailing Duties (CVD) (which were posted in April at 19.88%), bringing the grand total of duties to Read More

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