Lumber Market Report


Lumber Update – January 2020

By Paul Rogers Despite interruptions from wintry weather and the holidays, December lumber sales were, on the whole, very good. With the heavy snowfall that came earlier in the month, Eastern mills struggled to load and deliver what they had on the books. Coupled with short holiday weeks, late trucks became a real burden for Read More


Lumber Update – December 2019

By Paul Rogers In reflecting upon the lumber market this past fall, it’s been a bit of an enigma as a tightening supply and moderate demand has done little to move it to more profitable territory. Not for a lack of effort, traders put out their best efforts to forewarn buyers that the market was Read More


Lumber Update – November 2019

By Paul Rogers Another month has passed of a flat lumber market, and the anticipation of a rally that would spur pricing upward is fading. Tight supplies, not necessarily demand, had kept prices propped up. It became apparent as the month ended that traders were getting a little nervous, as strong positions they had taken Read More


Lumber Update – October 2019

By Paul Rogers It’s been a solid six months of lumber mills announcing and implementing curtailments and closures with the latest being from Canfor, to the tune of 75 million board feet. Although cutting back on production has helped to keep the market propped up, it still has fallen short of the lumber mills’ intention Read More


Lumber Update – September 2019

By Paul Rogers August is typically a quiet month for the lumber market and this year was no exception as demand was mediocre at best. For the most part, retail lumber buyers were picking and choosing material from distributors in order to fill holes in their inventories (as these types of orders are usually highly Read More


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