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  • German softwood lumber output up by 1.8% - EUWID Wood Products and Panels
    German softwood lumber output up by 1.8%EUWID Wood Products and PanelsGerman sawmills' output of softwood lumber in the second quarter of 2014 was only 1.8% higher than in the same quarter of last year at 5.543m m³; production had risen by 13.8% in the first quarter. According to information from the federal statistics ...
  • Obama, Harper don't like each other, and only a new leader can thaw relations - The Globe and Mail
    Obama, Harper don't like each other, and only a new leader can thaw relationsThe Globe and MailBut Mr. Clinton couldn't prevent Congress from imposing duties on Canadian softwood lumber. And when George Bush replaced Bill Clinton, things went south over Canada's refusal to join in the Iraq War. They went even further south when Paul Martin ...
  • Reduction in US imports of lumber from Europe - EUWID Wood Products and Panels
    Reduction in US imports of lumber from EuropeEUWID Wood Products and PanelsAlthough US softwood lumber imports from Europe in the third quarter of 2014 were only slightly lower (-0.3%) than a year earlier at 54,521 m³, the volumes obtained from Europe in all three quarters of this year were lower than the respective figures ...
  • Lamphier: While energy slumps, forest products sector booms - Edmonton Journal
    Edmonton JournalLamphier: While energy slumps, forest products sector boomsEdmonton Journal“The composite price for softwood lumber is $386 US per thousand board feet right now. It was over $500 in the mid-'90s and some analysts are predicting a return to that territory by 2016.” With the wind at their backs, lumber producers are hiring ...and more »
  • How these Toronto architects are advancing the artistic application of wood - The Globe and Mail
    How these Toronto architects are advancing the artistic application of woodThe Globe and MailWith the Prix de Rome funding, the team travelled to timber-producing centres in Europe and Japan to learn the latest technologies in softwood lumber. That they had to leave home to learn about such a characteristically Canadian resource was an irony ...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 [...]

Lumber

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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