Lumber Prices Headed Higher Amid Canada-U.S. Trade Dispute

A mini-trade war between the U.S. and Canada is set to send lumber prices higher. At issue is the price Canadian foresters charge to cut down a tree, which is known as stumpage. The Canadians charge less than their U.S. counterparts, explains Kevin Mason, managing...

Lumber Mills Expand As Prices Rise Most Since 1993

North American mills are sawing lumber at the fastest pace in six years after a recovering U.S. housing market, a beetle infestation in Canada and increasing Chinese demand drove the biggest price surge in two decades. About 55.5 billion of the industry’s standard...

Lumber Futures Climb To 8-Year High

Lumber futures have climbed to their highest level since 2005 and they have gained around 9% this year, with most of that gain seen just this month as the outlook for U.S. housing improves. “Lumber, like other raw commodity goods, is a good indication of economic...

U.S. Home Building Drives Up Lumber Prices

U.S. lumber prices are near an eight-year high as demand for the staple commodity of the American housing sector has risen on the back of a pick-up in new home construction. Lumber – or sawn timber – futures contracts for March delivery stood at $380 per 1,000 board...