September 21, 2015

The pace of sales settled down for SPF mills, leading to flatter pricing.

September 14, 2015

After a busier week prior to the long Labor Day weekend, SPF sales activity carried on at a healthy pace.

August 31, 2015

Negative global economic news and the reaction to it by stock markets sent some SPF lumber buyers into hiding early in the week. 

August 24, 2015

Abundant availability in the Southern Pine market was at the top of the list of concerns among traders.

August 17, 2015

The sales pace in the SPF market was pedestrian.

August 10, 2015

A sense in the SPF market that buyers were ready to cover some needs began on Tuesday.

July 27, 2015

Two factors weighed heavily on buyers’ decisions as to whether they should participate.

July 20, 2015

SPF sales were often described as dull, but mills, especially in western Canada, had little reason to lower prices.

July 10, 2015

Western SPF mills tended to hold quotes for #2&Btr at the prior week’s levels, still reporting order files extended out into the end of the month.

June 29, 2015

Prices of #2&Btr in the SPF market were firm, with any adjustments generally ticking moderately higher.

June 22, 2015

Secondaries and SPF producers noted that sales activity was somewhat slower than in prior weeks, but a “good” pace maintained firm to higher pricing.

June 15, 2015

Strong order files at SPF mills limited availability for buyers needing coverage, effectively pressing prices higher.

June 10, 2015

A new Southern States store is coming to Rock Hill, South Carolina. It will open its doors for a grand opening celebration July 17.

June 8, 2015

Canadian mills continued to sell good volumes of SPF, helping maintain strong lead times and pushing prices higher.

June 1, 2015

Momentum generated the prior week carried over after the long holiday weekend, pushing SPF mill order files out and prices higher.

May 26, 2015

The SPF market gathered more momentum after a pickup in sales activity the week prior, leading to higher prices in both the West and East.

May 18, 2015

Sales activity improved in the SPF market, generating firmer pricing in both the West and East.

May 8, 2015

Traders exhibited considerable confusion with regard to the amount of weakness in the SPF market.

May 4, 2015

SPF lumber sold at a decent pace, allowing mills in the West to maintain most price levels.

April 24, 2015

Trading in the SPF market improved over the previous week but not enough to mend the price situation significantly.

April 20, 2015

Some SPF producers reported improved activity over last week and sales keeping up with the week’s production, but it did not stop prices from falling significantly.

April 13, 2015

SPF mills with thin order files tried to sell what was needed without lowering prices too dramatically.

April 6, 2015

Traders questioned the strength behind the rally last week and, as it turns out, were correct in their perception that the SPF market did not gather much momentum.

March 30, 2015

Trading in the SPF market was more active. The increase in demand enabled mills to get rid of floor stocks and firm quotes or establish an order file and bump prices moderately higher.