September 28, 2015

OSB activity picked up a bit this week in the U.S.

September 21, 2015

The pace of sales settled down for SPF mills, leading to flatter pricing.

August 31, 2015

Negative global economic news and the reaction to it by stock markets sent some SPF lumber buyers into hiding early in the week. 

August 3, 2015

Buyers’ concerns regarding supplies entering the market in August generated more weakness in the SPF market.

July 20, 2015

SPF sales were often described as dull, but mills, especially in western Canada, had little reason to lower prices.

June 22, 2015

Secondaries and SPF producers noted that sales activity was somewhat slower than in prior weeks, but a “good” pace maintained firm to higher pricing.

June 15, 2015

Strong order files at SPF mills limited availability for buyers needing coverage, effectively pressing prices higher.

May 26, 2015

The SPF market gathered more momentum after a pickup in sales activity the week prior, leading to higher prices in both the West and East.

May 18, 2015

Sales activity improved in the SPF market, generating firmer pricing in both the West and East.

May 8, 2015

Traders exhibited considerable confusion with regard to the amount of weakness in the SPF market.

May 4, 2015

SPF lumber sold at a decent pace, allowing mills in the West to maintain most price levels.

April 24, 2015

Trading in the SPF market improved over the previous week but not enough to mend the price situation significantly.

April 13, 2015

SPF mills with thin order files tried to sell what was needed without lowering prices too dramatically.

April 6, 2015

Traders questioned the strength behind the rally last week and, as it turns out, were correct in their perception that the SPF market did not gather much momentum.

March 30, 2015

Trading in the SPF market was more active. The increase in demand enabled mills to get rid of floor stocks and firm quotes or establish an order file and bump prices moderately higher.

March 23, 2015

Gains in the May futures contract propelled some buyers back into the SPF lumber market.

February 9, 2015

Coastal Farm & Ranch is riding the beekeeping and chicken-raising trends with clinics and workshops running through mid-March.

February 9, 2015

Trading activity was light in the SPF lumber market. Recent weather played a significant role in the downturn in activity, as did the fact that many buyers already purchased near-term needs over the past few weeks.

February 2, 2015

Buyers again entered the SPF lumber market to purchase significant volumes after demand the week prior brought several falling prices to a halt.

January 26, 2015

Mills lowered SPF lumber prices to levels where customers were more comfortable. As a result, trading activity improved.

January 20, 2015

Southern Pine lumber producers exhibited more urgency to sell, which placed greater downward pressure on #1 and #2 prices.

January 12, 2015

Lackluster sales activity and minor movement in most pricing gave SPF lumber traders time to sort out what move the market might make next.

January 7, 2015

Elkay's American Cabinetry Collection has expanded heading into the new year with the addition of three new finishes (as well as a few other new products).

December 19, 2014

A price index of lumber and panels used in actual construction for Dec. 19, 2014