Lumber Demand Drops as Year-End Looms

A combination of the normal seasonal slowdown in demand, due to construction activity reducing during winter, and plenty of supply throughout the marketplace brought steady-to-lower lumber prices. As the holiday season quickly approached, producers across the...

True Winter Weather Brings Lower Lumber Prices

As December dawned winter weather came on across North America, causing the usual drop in construction activity thus lumber sales. Price levels dropped accordingly, but only for benchmark items. Sellers were able to keep prices level on many dimension lumber and panel...

Madison’s Sawmill Curtailment Lookout: Nov 2022

Have you signed up for a subscription to the FABULOUS *new* Madison’s Sawmill Curtailment Lookout? The December issue will be going out soon …. Don’t miss out! Your colleagues already have access to this vital and important timely information. With Madison’s Sawmill...

US Home Sales Oct, Lumber Prices Nov: 2022

Bumping up and down in recent months, sales of new US single-family homes actually increased in October. There were 632,000 new single-family homes sold last month, which is up +7.5% from the downwardly revised September rate of 588,000 and is a -5.8% drop compared to...

US Housing Market October & Softwood Lumber Prices November: 2022

Sales of new homes in the US have bumped up and down for the second half of this year and recovered upward once again in October. While it is true that a slow-down is apparent in both construction and home buying activity, it is important to note that new building...

Lumber Prices and Market Update: Nov 2022

The latest North American construction framing dimension softwood lumber prices and market commentary, by Madison’s Lumber Reporter for the end of November 2022 Check back with the Madison’s Lumber Reporter website madisonsreport.com often for the latest updates for...