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.
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.