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...

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...

U.S. Lumber Price Falls Due To Overcapacity

Lumber is used in a variety of industries in the United States, but the price of lumber is primarily dictated by the health of the housing and construction industry. Americans may be viewing the economy more optimistically since last year, but their outlook on the...

Canada Lumbering Toward Another Softwood Lumber Agreement

As I write this, the Canadian dollar is worth less than 88 U.S. cents and no one is expecting it to make any drastic moves soon. Not long ago the loonie was above parity with the greenback and we are now concerned about the implications of its fall. The benefits of a...