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Random Lengths International

Updated every other Thursday morning at 10:00 am (Pacific Time). Last update: December 7, 2017.

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This contains a brief excerpt from the market report on North American export trading. The full market report in International provides analyses of U.S. and Canadian lumber and plywood products shipped into key markets, including Asia, Europe, and Oceania. The price guide contains prices of key wood products exported from the U.S. and Canada. Contact Random Lengths for a free sample issue of International.

Random Lengths International Market Report

North American softwood lumber sales to the Pacific Rim were mixed. Southern Pine and Douglas Fir sales to China were active. Western S-P-F exporters raised quotes aggressively for first-quarter shipments to Japan and received minimal price resistance from buyers. European markets for higher grades of Southern Pine coasted toward year-end at roughly the same trading pace evident for most of 2017. Robust building activity in Japan spurred steady demand for OSB. Suppliers raised quotes in line with domestic plywood increases. Sales of Southern Pine to Caribbean markets were steady, as buyers focused on their first-quarter needs.


Industry News In Random Lengths International

In The Latest Edition of RL International

  • The anticipated post-hurricane surge in U.S. shipments of softwood lumber and plywood to Puerto Rico has yet to materialize through October after Hurricane Maria slammed the island September 20. However, from anecdotal evidence many expect a wave of shipments in the months ahead. The International Trade Commission affirmed extensive anti-dumping and countervailing duties on Chinese hardwood plywood imports to the U.S.

Global Statistics

  • Canadian softwood exports through October; U.S. softwood exports through October; U.S. softwood lumber imports through October.
Thursday, December 14, 2017


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