Madison’s Sawmill Curtailment Lookout: July 2022

We hope you enjoy the very important timely North America sawmill and lumber manufacturer information inside! This update is related to the fabulous Madison’s Lumber Directory, currently available with our good friends at Lumber Blue Book Madison’s Sawmill Curtailment Lookout: July 2022 Your trusted source for weekly softwood lumber prices and market updates, Madison’s Lumber Reporter, has launched something new: the monthly Madison’s Sawmill...

US Housing Market and Lumber Prices: JULY 2022 [video]

Click SUBSCRIBE here to get updates as-they-happen. Go to the website to get a sample of the full 500 individual lumber and panel commodity prices for that week, as well as the market commentary explaining why the prices are changing. The latest US housing starts and US new home sales data, for June 2022, continued the downward trend seen in May, when mortgage and interest rate increases hit the housing market. It is true that a slow-down is apparent in...

Slower Mid-Summer Activity Brings Flat Lumber Prices

As July waned, lumber prices remained flat but players warned that muted demand and ample supply could mean lower prices on the horizon. Field inventories were strong and transportation issues — while still frustrating — were getting worked out. Highly populated areas of traditionally significant building activity turned quiet as scorching temperatures prevented most construction work. Sawmills prepare for this usual annual slowdown, so go into maintenance curtailment and...

Madison’s Mid-Year Lumber Market Update: CFI Magazine

Check out Madison’s Lumber Reporter in this month’s issue of the Canadian Forest Industries magazine print edition: Canadian Forest Industries magazine / Madison’s Lumber Reporter Canadian Forest Industries magazine / Madison’s Lumber Reporter We are also on Page 8, a snippet from the fabulous monthly Madison’s Sawmill Curtailment Lookout: Check back often … there are many informative and...

Lumber Prices and Market Update: July 2022 [video]

Check back with the Madison’s Lumber Reporter website often for the latest updates for the latest developments and updates. In the week ending July 29, 2022, the price of WSPF 2×4 #2&Btr KD (RL) was US$684 mfbm, said forest products industry price guide newsletter Madison’s Lumber Reporter. This is up by $0, or 0%, from the previous week when it was US$684 mfbm. That week’s benchmark softwood lumber price is up by +$59 or +9% from one month ago when it was US$625 mfbm. Compared to the same...

US Housing Market June & Softwood Lumber Prices July: 2022

The latest US housing starts and US new home sales data, for June 2022, continued the downward trend seen in May, when mortgage and interest rate increases hit the housing market. It is true that a slow-down is apparent in both construction and home buying activity, it is important to note that while month-over-month starts and permits may have dropped, new building and permits activity for the first six months of this year were up compared to January to June of 2021. Total...

Most Lumber Prices Flat as Benchmark Items Rise

The North American construction framing dimension softwood lumber market has found even footing at this mid-summer 2022. Prices on almost all lumber and panel items remained flat, with some benchmark commodities rising slightly. A big change coming to how lumber futures are traded on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange has many players excited. The recent increase to timber stumpage prices in British Columbia has put some operators in a not-profitable position — in the context...


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