January 9, 2018

SPF traders expressed surprise regarding the level of market activity, given the weather conditions throughout much of North America; OSB markets were quiet but firm this week post-holiday period.

December 19, 2017

Activity was dull early, forcing SPF mills in both eastern and western Canada to lower prices; meanwhile, OSB markets firmed this week.

November 22, 2017

A plummeting January futures contract kept SPF buyers on the sidelines; meanwhile, OSB pricing continues to lose ground this week, as markets try to find a bottom.

November 21, 2017

SPF sales slowed, eroding some order files while other mills reported selling a little more than a week’s production; meanwhile, the question surrounding OSB markets involves whether or not stabilization is near.

November 14, 2017

Demand for SPF remained solid, exacerbated by limited volumes available for timely shipment.

November 7, 2017

SPF lumber prices continued their trek higher for the tenth consecutive week; meanwhile, pricing for OSB is now coming off in chunks.

October 31, 2017

SPF lumber sales continued at a pace supporting higher prices for the ninth consecutive week, while buyers retreated from the OSB market this week as pricing continued to unravel in all but two regions.

October 24, 2017

SPF #2&Btr prices continued to grind higher in most instances, while cracks formed this week in OSB markets across most of North America as construction approaches its seasonal slowdown and buyers put up harder resistance to price levels. 

October 17, 2017

Interest among buyers to purchase SPF lumber volumes remained stout, although sales slowed moderately for some producers; while OSB is on stable footing, but sources feel pricing is getting toppy.

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.