November 7, 2019
North American softwood lumber prices on the rise
The business of manufacturing and distributing North American construction framing dimension softwood lumber is directly tied to US home building and remodelling activity. As darkness and bad weather looms across the continent, construction jobsites start to close down. Well aware of this annual cycle, sawmills tend to load up their yards with logs in anticipation of renewed processing come January or February, and to empty their lumber yards of manufactured wood inventories. There is a tricky balance for forest operators, between investment in log supplies and the year-end slowdown of lumber manufacturing. Companies want to ...
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