Lumber Prices to Spike, but Not Until 2011

Previous housing cycles suggest soaring prices at over US$400/Mbf. If history can be used as a guideline to simulate the next housing “up-cycle”, then prospects for huge price increases look very exciting! …. read more.

Pine Beetle Killed Timber to Fuel the BC Interior Sawmilling

Mountain Pine Beetle Killed Timber to Fuel the BC Interior Sawmilling Industry for Another Decade Various factors indicate that SPF lumber output could remain in the 10-15 billion bf range for the next ten years. There continues to be considerable uncertainty around the “economic shelf life” …. read more.

China Integrating Plantations Into Operation

China’s Wood Products Industry Increasingly Integrating Plantations into Operation China continues to be the world’s wood products “engine of production” and will further utilize domestic plantation timber to maintain its position as the largest exporter of finished wood products …. read more.

North American Sawmill Profits Lowest in the World

North American Sawmill Profits Lowest in the World in 2006 and Q2 of 2007 Sawmills throughout the US and Canada achieved dismal operating results in 2006 where the profits at “average” mills were barely positive and slipped into negative territory in the second quarter of 2007 …. read more.