February 6, 2017

Things got “a little crazy,” according to several SPF lumber traders.

January 30, 2017

Thin order files and a subsequent need to sell prompt volumes forced SPF producers to discount to begin the week.

January 23, 2017

SPF lumber buyers continued to shy away from purchasing while prices again exhibited weakness.

January 17, 2017

Trading the SPF lumber market was uneventful, leading to some cracks in pricing by the week’s end.

December 19, 2016

Activity in the SPF lumber market remained lackluster, but those mills with order files exhibited no urgency to listen to counters.

December 12, 2016

Buyer participation in SPF lumber slowed from the strong pace established the week prior.

December 5, 2016

Momentum in the SPF lumber market began as early as Wednesday afternoon prior to Thanksgiving, while OSB market activity picked up late week with jobs still busy in many regions.

November 28, 2016

Producers reported a slower pace to the SPF market than the end of the week prior, when buyers purchased significant volumes. 

November 21, 2016

Futures gains beginning Wednesday, followed by a stronger gain Thursday, brought SPF buyers back into the market to cover needs at discounted price levels Thursday morning.

November 7, 2016

SPF producers began the week by lowering prices more aggressively than in prior weeks.

October 31, 2016

SPF mills sold prompt shipping volumes at discounted levels, while OSB markets went even quieter.

October 24, 2016

SPF mills experienced modest sales, while OSB activity was in a bit of a slump this week.

October 17, 2016

Price movement in the SPF lumber market was minimal at both eastern and western Canadian mills, but loftier prices were reported in low grades.

October 11, 2016

After a round of buying the prior week, SPF buyers showed less interest in purchasing. OSB activity started calm, with pricing dipping a bit midweek in many categories.

September 30, 2016

After a pickup in sales activity the week prior, buyers retreated from the SPF market.

September 26, 2016

After a sluggish beginning to the week in the SPF market, buyers hopped on the futures bandwagon and participated in greater numbers in light of futures gains Wednesday and Thursday.

September 19, 2016

The SPF market was liquid, yet some discounting was done on the part of mills to make sure volumes moved.

September 12, 2016

Despite a strong upward futures move Tuesday, the cash market exhibited limited upward price movement.

September 8, 2016

Pricing in the SPF lumber market was sloppy. Producers held onto quotes and discounted off those levels or lowered quotes with the market.

August 29, 2016

SPF lumber mills in both the East and West discounted those items in which order files have thinned most dramatically.

August 22, 2016

SPF lumber sales activity was uneventful at mills, which eroded lead times extending as far out as early September.

August 15, 2016

An up-limit futures move propelled SPF buyers into the cash market Tuesday to cover some needs.

August 8, 2016

The pace of SPF lumber sales slowed, while the OSB market turned a corner.

August 1, 2016

Sales activity in the SPF lumber market continued its fluid pace, while OSB markets continued busy last week in all regions.