News Release: Strong Global Earnings at Softwood Sawmills in 2017

Improving markets around the world generate strong global earnings at softwood sawmills in 2017 2017 Global Timber / Sawmill / Lumber Cost Benchmarking Report on delivered softwood log and sawmilling costs in 32 countries and regions shows the U.S. South is again the big earnings winner. WOOD MARKETS’ (FEA-Canada) 8th biennial global benchmarking survey has […]

News Release: FEA purchases WOOD MARKETS

WOOD MARKETS is pleased to announce that our company has been purchased by Forest Economic Advisors LLC (FEA) based in Massachusetts. The WOOD MARKETS team in Vancouver, BC will enhance FEA’s current products and services with more depth in terms of international supply trends and market dynamics and will provide more strategic analysis in global costs […]

Canada & U.S. “Top 40” Lumber Producers’ Annual Ranking: 2016

  A Banner Year for Sawmills in 2016 The latest WOOD MARKETS annual survey of the “Top 40” Canadian and U.S. softwood lumber producers featured steady production growth in 2016 due to the cooperation of a strong U.S. market, plus growth in China. Amid an absence of any major mill acquisitions, almost all of the […]

US Lumber Prices Soar, Creating Huge Uncertainties

Impact of Pending Export Duties Now Built into the Market; Where are Prices Headed Now? The U.S. lumber markets are already seeing some major price volatility, where W-SPF lumber prices soared by a whopping 25% (US$78/Mbf) in the three-week period between January 27 and February 17, 2017 and up US$83/Mbf over the previous five-week period. […]