News Release: North American OSB Market to Improve in 2017

The Timing of Curtailed and New Mill Start-Ups is the Key Wild Card for 2018/19. In WOOD MARKETS’ new five-year OSB & Plywood Chapter forecast, finding the right balance between OSB mill start-ups relative to the expected strong U.S. housing demand will be a key wild card over the next few years in North America. After […]

U.S. Export Duties on Canadian Lumber to Cause Market Chaos and Soaring Prices

U.S. Export Duties on Canadian Lumber to Cause Market Chaos and Soaring Prices New WOOD MARKETS five-year forecast calls for volatility in North America while global regions face whiplash as trade flows are disrupted from export duties Vancouver, BC, December 8, 2016 In WOOD MARKETS’ new five-year Softwood Lumber Chapter forecast, U.S. duties on Canadian […]

Understanding the market impact of duties on Canadian lumber exports to the US

With the expiry of the U.S.-Canada Softwood Lumber Agreement, the outcome of what is next features two main potential options. The impact of probable duties on Canadian lumber exports to the U.S. is one option and this will be a game-changer for different producing areas, and especially depending on the amount the initial duties will […]

Potential Import Duties in 2017 Could Marginalize Many Canadian Sawmills

The impact of U.S. duties on Canadian lumber exports will make Canada the high cost and low margin producer in North America After the expiry of the 9-year Softwood Lumber Agreement, Americans are still claiming that Canadian sawmills are subsidized by government timber pricing. The differences between mainly public timberland ownership in Canada as compared […]