Lumber Market Report

October23

Lumber Update – November 2020

By Paul Rogers It’s been a long and grueling haul, but finally the lumber market is retreating. By mid-October, it became clear that the record run up (five months strong and with an unprecedented Random Length Framing Composite of $955) had crested and dashed the predictions of many market forecasters who thought that it would Read More

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September24

Lumber Update – October 2020

By Paul Rogers With what can only be considered an exhausting, frustrating, and completely off-the-hook rally, the lumber, plywood, and pressure treated markets finally appear to be relaxing. Cracks first appeared in early September, when the futures market took a dip and material (that had been ordered months prior to its arrival) started rolling in Read More

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August31

Market Update 2020

2020 has been full of uncertainty and a real challenge for businesses, to say the very least. But for those of us in the building industry, we have had some cause for celebration over the last several months. Being deemed an essential business has allowed us to continue to work and keep people employed throughout Read More

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August31

Lumber Updates – September 2020

By Paul Rogers The summer of 2020 will be one that won’t be forgotten too soon as unprecedented outages of material and record price increases turned the market on its head. Construction surged across all sectors and a perfect storm of sorts outstripped supplies, doubled lead times, and escalated pricing to record territory. Due to Read More

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August31

Market Sense

Tony Shepley Markets rise and fall on consumer and seller confidence. Just 4 months ago, consumer confidence was in the tank due to the fear and unknown of COVID-19. Producers and sellers prepared for the worst and assumed that demand would dry up for construction materials. Some areas like Boston, Nantucket, and Martha’s Vineyard were Read More

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