U.S. Lumber Price Surge Results In Record Profit

Lumber prices in the U.S. have experienced a spectacular surge in 2017 and the first half of 2018. By the end of the 2Q/18, the benchmark lumber price index reported by the market report Random Lengths reached its highest level in at least 30 years. From January 2017...

Canada And U.S. Closing In On Softwood Lumber Deal

Canada would cap its U.S. market share at 30 percent, in an effort to settle the softwood lumber trade dispute, with the U.S. supplying the remainder. But resolving what happens if it can’t make up the balance may be keeping an agreement from being reached. The...

How CLT Could Change The U.S. Building Landscape

Project teams looking for building materials and systems with a lower environmental impact are increasingly eyeing wood — specifically cross-laminated timber (CLT), a type of mass timber that, research has shown, rivals concrete and steel in performance but has a...

U.S. Predicted To Import More Lumber From Europe

Increased European lumber exports to the US are being widely predicted this year due to a combination of soaring US lumber prices and Canadian lumber exports being hit with new import tariffs on the American border, says Wood Resource Quarterly (WRQ). Increased...