Shepformation Lumber Market Report

July19

August 2016 – Lumber Update

By Paul Rogers, The market was relatively off-balance in July, in that the pace of business went from one extreme to the other in terms of activity. While some territories (Cape Cod included) were very active for this time of year, others were suffering for business or experienced a plateauing of sales. Mills and reloads Read More

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June22

July 2016 – Lumber Update

By Paul Rogers, Sales in June failed to set any records, although business was strong enough to keep pricing firm. With the pace of recent business, mills overestimated demand and so were suffering a little with swollen inventories. Traders worked double-time on their behalf, as mills freely offered tallies with discounted pricing in an attempt Read More

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May23

June 2016 – Lumber Update

by Paul Rogers, We saw a reversal of a common trend in May as, typically, when the weather improves so does business. Having enjoyed a rush of business over the previous two months, May sales ebbed for retailers and it was largely attributed to the market digesting the outtake of material. As what has become Read More

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April22

May 2016 – Lumber Update

by Paul Rogers March’s sales momentum carried well into April, with plenty of urgent buying made on the retail and wholesale levels to replenish inventory that was, at times, tough to manage. With few weather-related interruptions and a tone that the “good days” were back, buyers were kept busy chasing trucks and gauging how much Read More

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March23

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

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