Global Lumber Market: Futures Prices Still Breaking Records

Back in March, FreightWaves reported on a “perfect storm for lumber markets”: a confluence of strong global demand and critical supply issues that caused futures prices for a thousand board feet of lumber to break $500 for the first time ever. To put that number in...

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 Prices Head Upward Along With Homebuilding

Prices for lumber futures contracts are beginning to rise, after drifting downward for months. China’s building contraction and the winter hiatus knocked down prices, but they could jump dramatically, say analysts, as U.S. homebuilding surges. Lumber is traded...