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. […]

News Release: China’s Imports Rebound in 2016

China’s Imports Rebound in 2016 – led by Lumber (+19%) and Logs (+9%) Chinese wood products production and demand increased in 2016, fuelling log and lumber import gains from Russia, but also from the USA, New Zealand (logs), Australia (logs) and Canada (logs) and Europe (lumber). Final year-end statistics for 2016 show that China’s imports of […]

News Release: Impact of 30+% Duties on Canadian Lumber Exports to the USA

A Key Wildcard and Timely Topic of Discussion at the May 11 Global Conference The topic of export duties on Canadian lumber exports to the U.S. is now revving up, given the announcement by the US ITC this week. On January 9, 2017, the US International Trade Commission (US ITC) ruled on its Preliminary Determinations […]