July 17, 2017

SPF prices were already grinding higher when wildfires in British Columbia touched off a surge in buying.

July 5, 2017

Monday’s announcement of an affirmative antidumping duty determination had little influence on the SPF market.

June 26, 2017

Prices in the SPF lumber market remained solid and moved higher in several instances. “It seems sneaky strong” was one eastern producer’s market assessment. 

June 19, 2017

After finding firmer footing the week prior, SPF mills in both eastern and western Canada entered this week seeking moderately higher prices.

June 12, 2017

Buyers began to step into the SPF market in greater numbers Wednesday morning, and OSB markets firmed last week.

June 5, 2017

After looking for something that might trigger SPF lumber buyers to enter the market in greater numbers, significant gains in lumber futures brought traders in to cover shorts.

May 30, 2017

The SPF lumber market began the week with modest sales activity after improved demand helped firm up prices the week prior.

May 22, 2017

Midweek sales activity picked up markedly in the SPF lumber market, and OSB markets were pretty much the same as last week, with slow activity and prices slipping.

May 13, 2017

After the prior week’s uptick in buying, the SPF market slipped back into a sluggish pace.

May 8, 2017

After a sluggish beginning of the week, an increasing number of SPF buyers stepped into the market late Tuesday to purchase measured volumes.

May 1, 2017

SPF mill quotes raised to counter costs associated with newly implemented duties on Canadian lumber entering the US kept buyers from participating.

April 24, 2017

Volumes of SPF lumber traded were very light, and OSB markets took a breather this week and slipped into a digestive mode. 

April 17, 2017

What SPF producers had left to sell for shipment in the month of April sold readily.

April 10, 2017

The upcoming April 24 announcement regarding what CVD duties might be put in place dramatically affected the SPF lumber market.

March 27, 2017

The SPF market sustained good follow-through. Buyers continued to replenish inventories while wholesalers took positions, sold them and then purchased more.

March 20, 2017

SPF lumber producers began to field more inquiries Tuesday. By Wednesday, sales reached a peak.

March 13, 2017

Trading in the SPF lumber market was sluggish overall, leading to a more aggressive approach on the part of some producers early in the week.

March 6, 2017

The SPF lumber market grew weaker as sales activity remained modest.

February 27, 2017

The SPF market exhibited some spotty weakness while other producers clung to price levels underpinned by order files extending into mid-March.

February 20, 2017

SPF sales slowed considerably from the frenetic pace experienced over the two prior weeks.

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.