2015 U.S. & Canada Top 20 Lumber Producers Annual Report

The latest WOOD MARKETS annual survey of the “Top 20” Canadian and U.S. softwood lumber producers in 2015 shows solid increases by the industry in both countries as the continued recovery in the U.S. housing market, combined with strong growth in residential repair...

Global Softwood Lumber Trade Reaches 10-Year High In 2015

Global trade of softwood lumber reached a 10-year high in 2015, with lumber prices trending downward in many key markets over the course of the year, reports the Wood Resource Quarterly. A majority of the 20 largest softwood lumber-consuming countries in the world...

U.S. Housing Starts Grew Steadily In 2015

The U.S. Census Bureau & the Department of Housing & Urban Development released its December and total 2015 statistics on new residential starts in the U.S. There were no real surprises with the data, but predicting U.S. housing starts has been virtually...

Lumber Prices On The Up As U.S. Home Sales Rise

It’s not just a buoyant day for equities (China excluded) on Tuesday. Yes, lumber prices are on the up, too. News of a rise in new home sales in the US last month has helped push lumber prices up 2.5 percent to $246.10 per 1000 board feet, writes Mamta Badkar....