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April 2, 2020

North American softwood lumber supply inconsistent as demand falls

North American softwood lumber supply inconsistent as demand falls
Sawmill operators across Canada and the US chopped softwood lumber prices last week by a wide margin in response to: wavering demand; both surpluses and shortages with supply (depending on who was being asked for which commodity); and, yet more transportation issues than the previous week.    A two-tiered market was in full force, as stocking wholesalers, reloads, and secondary suppliers offered steep discounts on whatever inventory they considered surplus, even as supply became tight following producer curtailments all across the continent.    Timber harvesting, an activity which normally operates under “social distancing ...

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