Shepformation Lumber Market Report


April 2016 – Lumber Update

by Paul Rogers, Improving weather and an optimistic outlook for spring business has finally breathed some life into the market, although maybe not as much as most would have hoped. As compared to last year, when many job sites were still inaccessible and wholesalers and retailers alike were mourning the loss of their first quarter Read More


March 2016 – Market Update

by Paul Rogers, February turned out to be an unusual month for the market, as fits and starts to business (brought about by unusually favorable weather and interrupted by the occasional storm) kept demand in flux. On the heels of a very busy January and the premise that winter would carry on with its mild Read More


February 2016 – Market Update

by Paul Rogers, Weather has just about everything to do with the pace of business this time of year, and the fact that we have been in a mild-weather pattern with little to no snow and warm temperatures is a key reason that business has been as strong as it has been: so far, sales Read More


January 2016 – Market Update

by Paul Rogers, Retail sales were strong in December, keeping the wholesale level active. Dealers and distributors alike worked feverishly and carefully to replenish stock that most had purposely run down, as year-end inventory counts, a potential tax penalty (the IRS’s Uniform Capitalization Rules, Sec. 263, based upon year-end inventory values) and a fear of Read More


December 2015 – Market Update

by Paul Rogers, After a short term rally in November (that was largely driven by buyers coming to the realization that the end of the year was approaching and pricing wasn’t likely to deflate for the rest of 2015), the market firmed and flattened. Mills had curtailed their production long enough that, when buying finally Read More


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