Lumber Market Report


November 2017 – Lumber Update

by Paul Rogers, Much to the surprise and dismay of buyers, the market continued to rally in October to uncomfortable levels. Day to day, buyers were actively buying to fill holes and to secure supply, but hesitant to do so based upon the prices they were paying. This demand kept traders hopping and prices escalating Read More


October 2017 – Lumber Update

by, Paul Rogers An unusual alignment of circumstances caused September to be a difficult month to navigate the lumber market. Political, natural and industry events and situations created unsteady footing in terms of anticipating what to plan for a pace of business and the inventory needed to cover it. First, the U.S. Department of Commerce Read More


September 2017 – Lumber Update

By Paul Rogers, Recent wildfires in British Columbia created a major disruption to lumber supplies, as evacuations mandated the closure of many lumber and plywood mills. Starting in mid-July, the fires grew in intensity for several weeks before they were finally able to be put under control. As the fires grew, so did the angst Read More


August 2017 – Lumber Update

By Paul Rogers, In late June, the U.S. Department of Commerce delivered the second duty against Canadian lumber suppliers, the preliminary Anti-Dumping Duty (AD). Coming in at an average of 6.87%, it was below expectations but complemented the Counter-Vailing Duties (CVD) (which were posted in April at 19.88%), bringing the grand total of duties to Read More


July 2017 – Lumber Update

By Paul Rogers, With what can be described as a general malaise, the lumber market had plodded along for weeks with no clear direction of what to anticipate for activity. Although prices retreated somewhat from the high levels they hit leading up to the U.S. Commerce’s countervailing duties announcement on April 23rd (levied against Canadian Read More


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