October 10, 2017

Price trends in SPF lumber continued. Producers sold limited offerings at persistently higher price levels, keeping order files extended, sometimes as far out as early November. Meanwhile, OSB markets presented a scattered picture with regard to prices. Most regions maintain active retail business, as builders try and make the best of the waning season.

October 3, 2017

Sales activity in SPF took on a slower pace, while activity in OSB was split this week — with the west sides of the United States and Canada quiet, and Eastern Canada and the U.S. South were busy.

September 26, 2017

Buyers continued to purchase strong SPF volumes from mills, while OSB markets in most regions quieted down as the week progressed.

September 19, 2017

Demand remained strong amid tighter SPF supplies, while OSB producers were widely off the market, and there was little wood to be found.

September 11, 2017

The quest by SPF buyers to replenish thin inventories continued, and OSB markets went into further disarray this week in the wake of Hurricane Harvey and the impending landfall of Hurricane Irma.

September 5, 2017

A continuation of last week's sales uptick placed pressure on SPF mill prices in the East and West, while the aftermaths of Hurricane Harvey and forest fires in British Columbia left market players puzzled over what it means in the short term.

August 28, 2017

Activity level in SPF picked up late Wednesday and flowed into Thursday, while what looked like cracks in the OSB market opened into some holes in price levels.

August 14, 2017

A lack of sales forced prices lower in the SPF market, and OSB markets had a mixed look after repeated price surges.

August 7, 2017

SPF lumber sales to US buyers were modest while Canadian buyers participated at a decent rate.

July 31, 2017

A more subdued sales pace forced SPF mills to lean more on strong order files extending into the latter weeks of August.

July 24, 2017

The rate of price escalation in SPF lumber slowed from the prior week as the immediate impact from British Columbia fires lessened.

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.