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Lumber shortage in the US

According to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's latest commercial construction index, lumber is currently the highest reported material [...]

US lumber prices finally starting to decrease, supply shortages persist, caution required

Lumber prices are finally beginning to decrease after months of skyrocketing prices amid the pandemic.    At [...]

US lumber prices down 20% since mid-September

Framing lumber prices in US peaked above $950 per thousand board feet in mid-September, according to Random Lengths, and [...]

Global CLT capacity expected grow annually by 34% through 2024

Global nominal CLT capacity is expected to reach 6.8 million m³ (≈ 5.5 billion board feet) by 2024. More [...]

Many North American softwood lumber prices slide down

The Canadian Thanksgiving long weekend brought a not-surprising further drop in prices of most benchmark construction framing dimension softwood [...]

Vietnamese wood product exporters told to take actions to optimise US market

Vietnam has enjoyed a surge in timber and wood product exports to the US this year, but businesses need to [...]

Outlook of the Canadian softwood lumber market in 2020/2021

The main driver for Canadian softwood lumber production is not domestic consumption, but rather exports— and exports to the US [...]

ISC 2020: The Covid-19 pandemic impact on the softwood market

On 8 October 2020 the 68th edition of the International Softwood Conference was held for the first time ever online [...]

Global wood fiber markets in 2Q/20

Wood raw-material costs fell for most pulp manufacturers throughout the world in the 2Q/20, reducing fiber price indices [...]

Lumber prices high across British Columbia as mills struggle to meet demand

Increased demand and a lack of supply have sent lumber prices soaring across British Columbia, while lumber mills work at [...]