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China Log and Lumber Imports Post Weaker Results in 2015

Construction market slowdown from massive over-building and a slowing economy coupled with eroding currency rates and lower U.S.-dollar prices create a tough year, especially for log exporters to China. China Customs released the December and total 2015 statistics for forest products imports, including logs and lumber. While the eroding import volumes and prices have been visible all […]

Forecasters struggle for accuracy as U.S. Housing Starts grew steadily in 2015

Forecasting housing starts has been elusive, but it is critically important as new residential construction represents one of the largest consumption segments for lumber and panels January 20, 2016 — Vancouver, BC The US Census Bureau & the Department of Housing & Urban Development released its December and total 2015 statistics on new residential starts […]