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  • Swedish exports decline by 2.6% in May - EUWID Wood Products and Panels
    Swedish exports decline by 2.6% in MayEUWID Wood Products and PanelsSwedish sawmills showed a year-on-year fall in exports of rough-sawn and planed softwood lumber in May of 2.6% to 1.13m m³. According to the Swedish Forest Industries Federation (Skogsindustrierna), the positive export trend seen in the first four ...
  • USA lumber imports from Canada stepped up by 12% - EUWID Wood Products and Panels
    USA lumber imports from Canada stepped up by 12%EUWID Wood Products and PanelsDuring the course of the second quarter of 2014, the USA imported a total of 7.557m m³ of softwood lumber from Canada, which equates to an increase of approximately 12% against the same period of last year. As such, the foreign trade activities between ...
  • Chinese modules imported to US should be tagged: SolarWorld lawyer - PV-Tech
    Chinese modules imported to US should be tagged: SolarWorld lawyerPV-Tech“On enforcement, there have been prior provisions in other trade agreements such as softwood lumber and Mexican cement, but so far these trade cases have included certification requirements. We would need something stronger than certifications or paper ...and more »
  • Injunction ruling on N.B. forestry plan expected Friday - Globalnews.ca
    Injunction ruling on N.B. forestry plan expected FridayGlobalnews.caFREDERICTON – A New Brunswick judge is expected to provide a ruling Friday afternoon on a bid by aboriginal leaders to block an increase in harvesting levels of softwood lumber. The province announced in March it was boosting caps on harvesting to ...
  • Lumber and Log Imports to China Slowed in Early 2014 But Picked Up in the 2Q ... - PR.com (press release)
    Lumber and Log Imports to China Slowed in Early 2014 But Picked Up in the 2Q ...PR.com (press release)Despite the reduction in house sales, China increased the importation of both lumber and logs in the 2Q with lumber volumes climbing 19% from the 1Q/14. Russia, which currently supplies about 40% of softwood lumber to the Chinese market, increased ...

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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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