Forisk’s 2018 Lumber And Structural Panel Projections

Forisk projects U.S. softwood lumber consumption of 49.8 BBFT in 2018. This represents a 3.7% increase from our 2017 forecast of 48.1 BBFT and is 5.4% higher than 2016 actuals of 47.3 BBFT. Softwood lumber consumption increased every year since 2009, but remained...

North American Softwood Lumber Production Up 0.6 Percent

North American softwood lumber production was up 0.6 percent in the third quarter of 2017 over 2016. The increase leveled off after increases of 1.8 percent in the first quarter and 1.7 percent in the second. Canada production declined 3.4 percent, says the Western...