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USA Douglas-Fir Plywood & OSB Prices *New Data Set*

USA Douglas-Fir Plywood & OSB Prices *New Data Set*

As always Madison’s Lumber Reporter is working hard to bring the best and latest information to the North American softwood lumber manufacturing industry …. today we are happy to reveal that: (prices US$ per msf. stocking wholesaler market in US Northeast / New Jersey) Madison’s Lumber Reporter has secured enough sources to be able to start carrying US construction panel (Oriented Strand Board and Douglas-Fir Plywood in various sizes) prices. For now we are still testing this latest *new softwood…

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Next Week’s Lumber Prices: Full List

Next Week’s Lumber Prices: Full List

We have been receiving so many queries, due to the non-stop epic blundering of our competition, so are releasing one-time only, and until Monday morning only, the full price list and market commentary taken from Madison’s Lumber Prices online dashboard tool: https://www.forest2market.com/madisons-lumber-reporter CLICK TO DOWNLOAD! *Limited Time Only: Until Monday Morning* The .pdfs were deleted Monday morning, contact our office for more info. Madison’s Full Softwood Lumber Price List Sept 6, 2019 CLICK TO DOWNLOAD! *Limited Time Only: Until Monday…

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US Home Price Appreciation: June 2019

US Home Price Appreciation: June 2019

National home price appreciation in the US continued to slow in June. Three metro areas, including New York, Miami and Seattle, experienced home price declines for the month. The Case-Shiller U.S. National Home Price Index, reported by S&P Dow Jones Indices Thursday slowed to a 1.9% seasonally adjusted annual growth rate in June, from 2.4% in May. On a year-over-year basis, the Case-Shiller U.S. National Home Price NSA Index posted a 3.1% annual gain in June, down from 3.3% in May. It…

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Softwood Lumber Prices Bounce Prior to Labour Day

Softwood Lumber Prices Bounce Prior to Labour Day

“But for how long?”, asked Madison’s Lumber Reporter Tuesday as the ups-and-downs of North America construction framing softwood dimension lumber prices for 2019 remain baffling. A good look at the latest US housing starts and home sales data — coming this week from Madison’s — shows continued strong increases. Indeed, US ‘homes for sale inventories’ are decreasing steadily even as house prices push further upward. So why does the lumber market seem so soft? Keep reading to find out more:…

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Western Spruce-Pine-Fir KD 2×4 #2&btr wholesaler price this week: Up +$6 to US$376 mfbm (net FOB #sawmill)

Western Spruce-Pine-Fir KD 2×4 #2&btr wholesaler price this week: Up +$6 to US$376 mfbm (net FOB #sawmill)

Western Spruce-Pine-Fir KD 2×4 #2&btr wholesaler price this week: US$376 mfbm (net FOB #sawmill) Wholesaler price of benchmark North American #construction framing #softwood dimension #lumber item Western Spruce-Pine-Fir KD 2×4 #2&btr rebounds +1.6%, or +$6, this week: to US$376 mfbm (net FOB #sawmill) from $370 last week. #building #housing #woodhttps://madisonsreport.com/lumber-prices/

US Housing Starts: July 2019

US Housing Starts: July 2019

According to estimates from the US Housing and Urban Development and the US Commerce Department, total housing starts in the US were down -4% in July, but that decline was concentrated in the multifamily sector as forward-looking rental demand softened on gains for for-sale housing affordability.Multifamily starts (2+ unit production) were off -16% in July, while 5+ unit production is down -2.3% on a year-to-date basis. However, 5+ unit multifamily permits posted a large gain in July, rising +25% to…

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A Slow-Selling Lumber Market Continued Through Mid-August

A Slow-Selling Lumber Market Continued Through Mid-August

Just back from Haida Gwaii and still picking the northern Sitka spruce sap out of our hair, Madison’s quotes a large-volume North America softwood lumber trader in describing this mid-summer 2019 construction framing wood demand as a “s-lumber” market. As further sawmill curtailments were announced, specifically (again) in British Columbia, many lumber-selling players literally took the beginning of August off “gone fishin’.”The latest housing starts data out of the US continued to show steady improvement, providing zero insight into why…

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Softwood Lumber Sales Tepid as Prices Fall Further

Softwood Lumber Sales Tepid as Prices Fall Further

North American softwood lumber traders on both sides of the border described sales as sloppy and “uninspiring.” Lumber demand at the wholesaler level in Canada and the US last week was lackadaisical at best and disinterested at worst. While home construction and sales activity in the US is slowly improving, there has been no increase in demand since the large sales volumes of one year ago. Operators in Canada have made more inroads to selling lumber products into new and…

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Madison’s “Movers & Shakers” Softwood Lumber Prices Historical Comparison

Madison’s “Movers & Shakers” Softwood Lumber Prices Historical Comparison

Madison’s weekly “Movers & Shakers” softwood lumber prices historical comparison table uploaded for this week: Lackadaisical activity persisted as the Eastern Canadian construction holiday began. — Madison’s Lumber Reporter Western SPF: USA Uninspiring According to Western Spruce-Pine-Fir purveyors in the United States, last week was another example of the sloppy market that has developed over the month of July. Consumer confidence remained low and customers weren’t interested in buying any further out than one or two weeks, which also happened…

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