Tag: softwood lumber duties 2018

  • 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 […]

  • Canada Railway Carloadings: February 2018

    The volume of rail freight carried in Canada totalled 27.2 million tonnes in February, down 0.2% from February 2017, according to the latest release from Statistics Canada April 25. Railway carloadings, total tonnage shipped Freight originating in Canada decreased 1.8% from the same month last year to 24.2 million tonnes. Non-intermodal freight fell by 2.1% to 264,000 carloads in February. The amount of freight loaded […]

  • US Housing Starts, Construction Permits: March 2018

    An encouraging headline Wednesday by NAHB Eye on Housing, “Most US States Record YTD Single-Family Permits Growth in February 2018” provides only more evidence that US home building and real estate business have come roaring back since the US housing starts crash of September 2006. Over the first two months of 2018, the total number […]

  • US Home Building and Selling Improves Further as Softwood Lumber Prices Continue Rising

    In it’s quarterly report the US Census Bureau’s quarterly Survey of Construction detailed that over the first two months of 2018, the total number of single-family permits issued nationwide reached 123,871. On a year-over-year basis, this is an +11.2% increase over the February 2017 level of 111,356 single-family permits. The results from the SOC are […]

  • Full Year 2017 North America Forest Industry Data Out Now

    Just last week the US Census, Statistics Canada, and Industry Canada have updated data for Canadian and US lumber and log sales and export, and Canadian softwood lumber production and sales. Most of the insight to emerge from this latest data is as expected, but one thing which seems to have slipped past most observers […]

  • 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 […]

  • Softwood Lumber Cash Prices Remain High, Supported by Big Increases in Futures

    Last week provided some of the lumber price answers many have been seeking for the past few weeks. That significant players had expected prices to soften by now was immaterial as trading of softwood lumber futures on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange crested up-limit twice this week, to close Thursday at US$536. The latest data out […]

  • Madison’s 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 various species and grades of British Columbia coastal logs, for Canadian and international markets, at your fingertips in a timely manner. Order our PRE-PUBLICATION sale and be […]

  • Short Week In Canada Kept Pressure Up for Higher Lumber Prices

    A persistent lack of stable supply together with ongoing hot demand served to keep western Canadian dimension framing softwood lumber prices high, even as many other species/regions experienced price drops this week. In support of the WSPF R/L price resistance to softening was erratic straight lengths (or specified lengths) prices, most sizes of which flew […]

  • Lumber Market Waffles on Price Points as Sales Take a Pause

    Last week some sources found that lumber prices were still inching up. Others said sawmills were holding firm on price lists as they worked through extended order files, while wholesalers and secondary suppliers offered discounts to move wood. Lumber futures were soft, with brisk trading of the May contract on moderate volumes. In reality there […]