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  • Canfor Purchases Mill From Southern Lumber Company - Stockhouse
    Canfor Purchases Mill From Southern Lumber CompanyStockhouseCanfor produces primarily softwood lumber, and also produces bleached chemi-thermo-mechanical pulp and specialized wood products. Canfor also owns a 50.4% interest in Canfor Pulp Products Inc., which is one of the largest producers of northern ...and more »
  • Henry Wojak – The City Budget is the Single Most Important Item - Net Newsledger
    Net NewsledgerHenry Wojak – The City Budget is the Single Most Important ItemNet NewsledgerI don't even want to get into the discussion of the Softwood Lumber Agreement where I fault him for giving the You Not So Nice States of America $1.0 billion. Still harder to understand is how the city manager can find $3.5 million in savings only ...and more »
  • Recovery in North American lumber production - EUWID Wood Products and Panels
    Recovery in North American lumber productionEUWID Wood Products and PanelsNorth American softwood lumber output rose again slightly in the second quarter of with an increase of 2% to 33.8m m³. Previously, in the first quarter, stagnation occurred for the first time in quite a while due to the extremely adverse weather ...
  • Rolling Ranger - The New Yorker
    Rolling RangerThe New Yorker“He knows how to tell the story, without getting into the weeds on issues like the price of softwood lumber.” He added, “A lot of actors don't want to talk about their acting experiences; they want to talk about the issues. But Chuck loves to talk ...
  • Maibec to acquire Fraser Timber's Masardis mill - St. John Valley Times
    Maibec to acquire Fraser Timber's Masardis millSt. John Valley TimesThe mill employs approximately 135 people and can produce more than 100 million board feet of softwood lumber annually, according to the release. The mill's lumber is sold to the U.S. market. During the next several weeks, Maibec and Fraser will work ...and more »

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Lumber Prices & Starts

May 27th, 2013

Lumber prices remain low. Lumber supply is coming online from mills and the CME July futures are showing at $282.20 per thousand (as of June 18, 2013). The hardwood softwood market for 2013 is almost at the half way point. So why are prices still low? Housing starts are inching up and approaching the magic [...]

Hardwood Lumber & Softwood Lumber

September 19th, 2012

Lumber: Hardwood lumber and softwood wholesale lumber supply appear to be firming up. Lumber prices as listed by the CME futures are close to $273 for November. Housing start numbers for August were a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 750,000 units, which was about 29% above the July 2011 rate of 581,000. The demand for [...]


May 21st, 2012

Lumber prices are slightly up. Sawmills with timber supply of species such as SY pine lumber, hemlock, and Douglas fir may find that markets are improving. Hardwoods and reclaimed lumber also appear firm as the suppliers search to fill green building demand. On May 21, 2012, lumber price futures for July were listed at $287.90, [...]

Lumber Prices

December 23rd, 2011

Lumber prices for Hardwood lumber and softwood lumber continue to fluctuate. Wholesale hardwood lumber suppliers for red oak, white oak, walnut, cypress, cherry, maple and others still face uncertainty. Lumber price futures are up as the housing market continues to improve. As of 12/23/11, they were at 243.50, which was an improvement of 2.5 points [...]

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