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  • Credit Union chief economist cautiously optimistic on local economy - Coast Reporter
    Coast ReporterCredit Union chief economist cautiously optimistic on local economyCoast ReporterSectors such as the softwood lumber industry particularly felt the sting of both trade restrictions and the lack of new construction in America. Indications are the U.S. economy is improving. And although the stronger American dollar isn't good news ...
  • Historical figures - Prince George Citizen
    Prince George CitizenHistorical figuresPrince George CitizenUnlike his first six years, marked by recession, the softwood lumber dispute and the mountain pine beetle epidemic, Kinsley's final term was one of relative prosperity for Prince George. What would Rogers have done with that term as mayor? Instead, as ...
  • Promising trends for Canada's forestry industry - Lexology (registration)
    Promising trends for Canada's forestry industryLexology (registration)... and continuing tensions surrounding U.S. import barriers on softwood lumber. While things are picking up on the lumber side of the forest industry, the pulp and paper market has not seen the same level of growth. Instead, a decreasing demand for ...
  • #AgStrong Innovation in Rural America - USDA.gov (press release) (blog)
    USDA.gov (press release) (blog)#AgStrong Innovation in Rural AmericaUSDA.gov (press release) (blog)USDA is investing up to $1 million in the competition and nonprofit partners—the Softwood Lumber Board and the Binational Softwood Lumber Council—have committed an additional $1 million. 2014 Pork Industry Environmental Stewards Bruce and Jenny ...
  • £1.25M prize offered for tall building design ideas - New Civil Engineer
    £1.25M prize offered for tall building design ideasNew Civil EngineerIt has been launched by the US Department of Agriculture, and is backed by trade bodies the Softwood Lumber Board (SLB) and the Binational Softwood Lumber Council (BSLC). The organisers say the competition has been launched to “showcase the ...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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