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August 17, 2021
N. American lumber dealers are now reporting excess stock as prices cool
Supply conditions in the US lumber market have shifted rapidly as prices have normalized, with 49% of dealers saying they had excess inventory in July, according to a survey by Bloomberg. Some dealers were facing less severe inventory build-ups: 32% reported "normal" conditions and 19% reported "slightly low" inventory last month. No surveyed producers reported "very tight" inventory in July. By contrast, in June, 19% reported very tight inventory - and in April, 40% did. The survey, conducted by John Burns Real Estate Consulting, took the temperature of lumber dealers and manufacturers ...
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