Shepformation Lumber Market Report

October20

November 2015 – Market Update

by Paul Rogers A relatively lackluster market kept most buyers on the sidelines, covering for immediate needs and not taking any positions in a market that bumped along at a ho-hum pace. Traders maintained that these market conditions would be short-lived and strongly suggested to buy while the pricing was still low, for investment sake. Read More

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September21

October 2015 – Market Update

by Paul Rogers “Over-produced” was the theme of the lumber market for September, as pricing continued to soften as mills and traders struggled to find customers willing to take lumber off of their hands. This, plus a financial market correction, had its effect on pricing although the pace of sales was seemingly curbed due to Read More

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August19

September 2015 – Market Update

By Paul Rogers, As we head into September, prices have flattened out but are remaining firm due to a relatively brisk pace of business. The typical summer doldrums aside, construction was active and material shipped, but there was still an ample supply of wood in the marketplace. A reduction of a U.S. tariff to Canadian Read More

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June18

July 2015 – Market Update

By Paul Rogers, June brought a welcome resurgence to the lumber market, quickly alleviating the gloomy tone that had gripped the industry for months. Although pricing was not greatly affected, the outtake was brisk and, alarmingly, some supplies of common dimensions (such as 2×10) were wiped out on the East Coast for a period of Read More

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May22

June 2015 – Market Update

By Paul Rogers, Although business strengthened in May, the market continued to follow a descending trail into June. Historically, a Spring rally occurs before Memorial Day (with varying length and volume, which helps to prop up prices) but this year the rally didn’t materialize. Estimated demand was over-exaggerated and the deals offered and taken over Read More

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