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  • MLA REPORT: Returning to work - Vernon Morning Star
    MLA REPORT: Returning to workVernon Morning StarFor example, over the past dozen years, we have seen a 3,000 per cent increase in the value of B.C. softwood lumber exports to China. That's a huge jump and it makes us less dependent on conditions in the U.S., which is still our largest market for ...
  • German softwood lumber exports down 2% in Q4 2014 - EUWID Wood Products and Panels
    German softwood lumber exports down 2% in Q4 2014EUWID Wood Products and PanelsGerman exports of rough-sawn softwood lumber in the fourth quarter of 2014 were 2% down against the same quarter of the previous year at 1.267m m³. According to provisional information from Destatis, the federal statistics office, deliveries to non ...
  • Keystone Pipeline Veto Dampens Canada-U.S. Trade Relations - Forbes
    ForbesKeystone Pipeline Veto Dampens Canada-U.S. Trade RelationsForbesThis marks the largest trade dispute between the two countries since the softwood lumber trade dispute over whether Canada's lumber industry is unfairly subsidized by Canadian federal and provincial governments which historically has prompted the U.S. ...and more »
  • Long-term value finally sprouts in forestry sector - Regina Leader-Post
    Long-term value finally sprouts in forestry sectorRegina Leader-PostOne potential headwind is what will happen when the U.S.-Canada softwood-lumber agreement expires in October. U.S. lumber producers claim that Canadian companies receive subsidies because they largely cut on Crown land. "Ontario's industry is not ...and more »
  • Canada-US ties will survive pipeline tension - Lethbridge Herald
    Montreal GazetteCanada-US ties will survive pipeline tensionLethbridge HeraldGotlieb points out Pierre Trudeau's National Energy Program created hostility with the U.S. in the early 1980s. There were other disputes during Gotlieb's time in Washington, too, one of the most bitter being the softwood lumber dispute which began in ...Dean of diplomats

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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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