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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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Canada Railway Carloadings: February 2018

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 into these cars fell 2.3% from February 2017 to 21.4 million tonnes. In February, the commodities with the largest increase in tonnage compared with February 2017 were iron ores and concentrates (+522 000 tonnes…

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US Housing Starts, Construction Permits: March 2018

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 of single-family permits issued nationwide reached 123,871, said the US Census Bureau’s quarterly Survey of Construction. On a year-over-year basis, this is an +11.2% increase…

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

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 similar, single-family permits over the second month of 2018 was, 122,800 which is +10.2% ahead of its level over the same period of 2017, 111,400….

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Full Year 2017 North America Forest Industry Data Out Now

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 — except of course your weekly Madison’s Lumber Reporter, which started pointing this out halfway through 2017 — is that exports of US southern yellow…

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

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 of Statistics Canada, for full-year 2016, demonstrates real support for strong lumber prices. The value added of the Canadian forestry, lumber, and pulp and paper…

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Madison’s Announces . . . BC Coastal Log Prices: Monthly

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 the first to use this exciting new data set! PRE-PUBLICATION SALE: SAVE MORE THAN 15% ON THE REGULAR PRICE of $1,175 Order now and save!…

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Short Week In Canada Kept Pressure Up for Higher Lumber Prices

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 up between $25 and over $100 this week. Eastern Canadian lumber prices mostly remained flat, except 2×4 #3/Utility, which jumped $20. This provided confirmation of…

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Lumber Market Waffles on Price Points as Sales Take a Pause

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 were big price differences between species, between mills, between destinations. A huge lumber convention in Montreal, QC, and Spring Break across North America served to…

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