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North America Lumber and Panel Prices Settle Back to Normal Territory

North America Lumber and Panel Prices Settle Back to Normal Territory

While still high compared to recent years, US and Canadian lumber prices this week started to approach what could be considered normal territory . Inventories in the field remain lean, however sawmills have managed to get wood ordered in 2Q out to their customers and are now able to assess the assets in their own yards. Current Softwood Lumber Prices Compared to Recent and Historical Highs Recent mayhem in the lumber market, especially with prices, is starting to abate. Manufacturers…

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Canada Sawmills: April 2018

Canada Sawmills: April 2018

Lumber production in Canada rose +0.5% from March to 5,925 thousand cubic metres of lumber in April, said Statistics Canada Wednesday. Production was +2.5% higher than in April 2017. Sawmills shipped 5,807 thousand cubic metres of lumber in April, up +7.7% from March but -1.4% lower than in April 2017.

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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British Columbia Coastal Log Prices: May 2018

British Columbia Coastal Log Prices: May 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. DON’T MISS OUT, ORDER TODAY! British Columbia Coastal Log Prices, Monthly: 2013 to May 2018 (sample issue: March 2018) The information tool for your forest management and investment planning decisions. Our *new* monthly log price report is tailored to…

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British Columbia Post-2017 Wildfire Update

British Columbia Post-2017 Wildfire Update

Further to our story last week https://madisonsreport.com/2018/05/24/british-columbia-log-and-timber-supply-update/ which detailed the latest data of timber loss for British Columbia following the terrible wildfires of 2017, this week Madison’s talked to wildfire ecologist Robert Gray for what turned out to be a rather gruesome update. Right now wildfire fighters in BC are battling a large numbers of forest fires, these almost entirely set by human activity. Northwest North America Post-Wildfire (Lack of) Strategy Readers will remember from last week’s issue, Albert Nussbaum…

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Japan Wood Consumption: FY 2015

Japan Wood Consumption: FY 2015

The results of Japan’s intensive campaign to foster a domestic lumber production industry over the past couple of years are in; Japan’s Forestry Agency released the data for the Wood Supply and Demand in 2015 to the public on September 27, said Japan Lumber Journal Thursday. According to the report, the total amount of demand for the year (after conversion to the log equivalent) was 75,300,000 cubic metres, which is down 0.7 percent compared with the previous year, and the…

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British Columbia State of the Forests 2015

British Columbia State of the Forests 2015

In aggregate, 2015 was a similar year to 2014 for BC’s forest products sector, with a mix of “ups” and “downs”, said the BC Ministry of Forests “Economic State of the Forest Sector 2015” report, released Thursday. BC’s forest sector manufacturing sales increased slightly in 2015, though many product prices fell. Sales gains were almost entirely due to non-lumber solid wood products. British Columbia Economic State of the Forests 2015 In aggregate, 2015 was a similar year to 2014, with…

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Softwood #LUMBER Wholesale Prices 05/27/16:

Softwood #LUMBER Wholesale Prices 05/27/16:

Madison’s Reporter ‏@LumberNews 3m3 minutes ago Softwood #LUMBER PRICES 05/27/16: WSPF KD 2×4 #2&Btr US$326 mfbm, +$0; ESPF KD 2×4 US$425, +$5; Doug Fir green 2×4 $350, +$0. *OSB 7/16″ ON C$345 msf, +$0. All prices are net FOB mill in U.S. dollars per 1000 board feet unless otherwise noted. * denotes Canadian dollars per 100 square feet. Green = not dried PET = precision end trim SPF = Spruce-Pine-Fir KD = kiln dried R/L = random lengths Std&Btr =…

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Softwood #LUMBER Wholesale Prices 05/27/16:

Softwood #LUMBER Wholesale Prices 05/27/16:

Madison’s Reporter ‏@LumberNews 3m3 minutes ago Softwood #LUMBER PRICES 05/27/16: WSPF KD 2×4 #2&Btr US$326 mfbm, +$0; ESPF KD 2×4 US$425, +$5; Doug Fir green 2×4 $350, +$0. *OSB 7/16″ ON C$345 msf, +$0. All prices are net FOB mill in U.S. dollars per 1000 board feet unless otherwise noted. * denotes Canadian dollars per 100 square feet. Green = not dried         PET = precision end trim        SPF = Spruce-Pine-Fir KD = kiln dried         R/L…

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