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Canadian Softwood Lumber Sales to Domestic Markets and to Non-US Export Markets

Canadian Softwood Lumber Sales to Domestic Markets and to Non-US Export Markets

Recent tariffs, counter-tariffs, retaliatory-tariffs, and other major trade issues have people concerned. Softwood lumber is no different. In an effort to shine some light on what has been happening in this new fast-changing world of forestry we are now in, Madison’s produced a report in 1Q explaining a few things. Particularly the question of : Is there a Canadian price for lumber (excluding duty)? This is a very difficult question to answer properly. Madison’s approach was to look at recent…

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Madison’s Next Generation: Still 100% Canadian Owned

Madison’s Next Generation: Still 100% Canadian Owned

Hello to Madison’s valued subscribers and contacts alike: Yesterday we emailed all users their own logins to the new Madison’s Lumber Price data tool via Forest2Market. Please watch your inboxes for this exciting announcement. You will be able to start using the tool right away, and on Friday morning will see it updated with the latest price information. We have enjoyed chatting with folks on the phone and by email to answer any questions. Please certainly keep in touch with us about…

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North America Softwood Lumber Production, Sawmill Capacity: March 2018

North America Softwood Lumber Production, Sawmill Capacity: March 2018

Softwood lumber production in Canada dropped -2.4% in January to March 2018, from 7,249 million board feet to 7,074 mmfbm for the same time last year, said the Western Wood Products Association’s monthly Lumber Track Wednesday, In the US, softwood lumber production increased by +2.7%, at 8,557 million board feet versus 8,333 million the first three months of the previous year. North America Sawmill Capacity Utilization Rates Softwood lumber production in Canada dropped -2.4% in January to March 2018 while…

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Madison’s Brand-New BC Coastal Log Prices: 2008 – March 2018

Madison’s Brand-New BC Coastal Log Prices: 2008 – March 2018

Your weekly North American softwood lumber and panel price guide, Madison’s Lumber Reporter, is delighted to announce a brand-new data set to help keep the Canadian and US forest products industry informed and up-to-date on the latest data and market information. British Columbia Coastal Log Prices, Monthly: 2013 to March 2018 https://madisonsreport.com/2018/04/05/madisons-announces-bc-coastal-log-prices-monthly/ The information tool for your forest management and investment planning decisions. Our *new* monthly log price report is tailored to provide you with vital data about prices of…

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Southern Pine Softwood Lumber Prices Skyrocket, March Futures Closes Up $14

Southern Pine Softwood Lumber Prices Skyrocket, March Futures Closes Up $14

The sense of astonishment was unabated throughout the North American softwood lumber market last week, even as a brief respite in buying — due to sheer sticker-shock on the part of customers — allowed sawmills to catch up on yawning order files and to ship out wood purchased weeks ago. While long-delayed rail cars started to appear, a chronic lack of these continued to plague lumber producers. Prices were mercurial; there is really no other way to describe it. Southern…

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North America Softwood Lumber Production, WWPA: Full Year 2017

North America Softwood Lumber Production, WWPA: Full Year 2017

Elsewhere, softwood lumber production in Canada stayed flat in 2017 compared to the previous year, said the Western Wood Products Association’s monthly Lumber Track Thursday, at 28,334 million board feet versus 28,335 million the previous year. However, in British Columbia lumber production fell by -4.5 per cent, to 12,950 million board feet from 13, 559 million in full year 2016, while that of Quebec grew +4.1 per cent, to 15,384 million board feet last year compared to 14,775 million in…

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Canada Lumber Production at Sawmills, StatsCan: Full Year 2017

Canada Lumber Production at Sawmills, StatsCan: Full Year 2017

Lumber production in Canada fell -18.6 per cent in December 2017 from November, with sawmills producing 4,827 thousand cubic metres of lumber, said Statistics Canada Thursday. Declines in production during this reference period are common due to the holiday season. Production was -0.8 per cent lower than in December 2016. Sawmills shipped 4,812 thousand cubic metres of lumber in December, down -14.9 per cent from November and -2.8 per cent lower than in December 2016. In separate data released by Statistics Canada Wednesday, exports of forestry products and building and…

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Famished Customers Descend on WSPF 2x8s

Famished Customers Descend on WSPF 2x8s

Unable to hold off buying any longer and disgusted with continued high 2×4 prices out of North America’s western region, customers fled to the 2×8 sizes for their WSPF softwood lumber buying this week. Problems with delivery and receiving wood already ordered were cited as reasons for such desperate purchases. Prices of other construction framing wood products waffled, some up some down, while activity on the lumber futures board at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange was puzzling at best: Railed one…

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Canada and US Forestry Data: Full Year 2017

Canada and US Forestry Data: Full Year 2017

Data of volumes and values of North American forestry production, sales, and exports is starting to emerge out of Statistics Canada, Industry Canada, and the US Census. Of intense interest is Canadian softwood lumber production for full-year 2017. Now that the average approximately 20% US lumber duties are in effect, the movement of wood last wood will be a good indication of that for coming years under this new political constraint on US lumber sales. As well, out just Thursday…

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