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US lumber prices impacted by recent developments

A number of important lumber-related developments have come out of North America over the last period.    [...]

US lumber prices keep on falling in mid-October

US traders noted a change in the tone of the framing lumber market, and even a sense that prices had [...]

Swanson Group curtails production at two sawmills; citing deteriorating market conditions

Oregon's Swanson Group is implementing production curtailments with immediate effect, citing deteriorating market conditions.    The [...]

U.S. softwood lumber production on the rise; Canadian output drops

U.S. sawmills produced 20.678 billion board ft. (bbf) of softwood lumber in the first seven months of 2018 [...]

Trends in the global MDF market

The global MDF market amounted to 99.6M cubic meters in 2017, posting solid gains over the last ten years [...]

Boise Cascade to acquire Arling Lumber

Boise Cascade Co. announced an agreement to acquire Arling Lumber, Inc., headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio. Arling is a third generation [...]

Interfor cuts production by 20% in BC Interior due to dropping lumber prices

Interfor Corp. says it plans to cut production by about 20 percent across its sawmills in the B.C. Interior [...]

Amazon makes major investment in prefabricated housing

As Amazon announced their investment in a prefabricated housing start-up, factory-built homes may just become the next voice [...]

Prices for lumber in the US continue to go down

Framing lumber prices in the US continued to tumble, as supplies easily outpaced demand across North America.     [...]

China alters plywood export codes as to avoid US tariffs

China increases its attempts to avoid the US tariffs on plywood imports. Thus, the identification codes which will be placed [...]