He tried for hours to escape but any attempts were futile. As of this week, 350 of the 1,674 reported prices (21%) in the Random Lengths lumber and panel guides are at record highs -- Sawmill capacity utilization has been in a pronounced recovery mode since bottoming in 2009, but growth trends have flattened in the past several years -- U. softwood lumber imports from overseas hit a decade high in 2017 on the strength of a fifth consecutive annual hike.
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Production at the sawmill is expected to grow from 130 million board feet to 160 million board feet annually. Producers, importers, and grading authorities are working through an unknown volume of European lumber in the U. found to be off grade -- Trends in domestic markets will likely provide the clearest indication for North American softwood lumber exporters' prospects overseas in 2018 -- Housing starts in the U. fell in December from an elevated reading in November, but total starts for 2017 finished at a preliminary 1.202 million units, a 2.4% increase over 2016.
All this and more, only in your full weekly report. economy set to roar in 2018, the home improvement market is poised to do likewise -- With demand for lumber and panels expected to grow in 2018, traders are keeping a close eye on what many perceive as a chronically undersupplied distribution system -- Buyers of Southern Pine plywood have dealt with tight supplies of sanded items in recent months, which many tie to the 2017 hurricanes -- Retailers' sales expectations were mostly unchanged from the previous month, according to a monthly Random Lengths survey. Lakeview Division in Williams Lake where the sawmill building was damaged by fire at the beginning of November.
The Softwood Lumber Board’s (SLB’s) mission is to make it much more than that.
Pot smokers, beware: The northern spotted owl, the bird that brought down the Pacific Northwest timber industry, is circling California’s newly legalized marijuana market. All this and more, only in your full weekly report. Department of Commerce slapped an overall tariff of 6.53% on about 25 Canadian plants, mostly in Quebec and Ontario, following an investigation that began in August 2017. The Tolko board has approved the sawmill’s reconstruction, said Tom Hoffman, Tolko’s manager of external and stakeholder relations. Given tight inventories of homes for sale and the labor needed to get more homes on the market, housing analysts forecast another moderate increase in U. housing starts in 2018 -- Canadian lumber production shifted further from British Columbia to the eastern provinces in 2017, continuing a trend that began in the fall of 2014 -- Some Southern Pine lumber mills firmed quotes on wider widths in December and early January in response to a projected reduction in the average diameter of logs they will be processing in the near term.