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Random Lengths International

Updated every other Thursday morning at 10:00 am (Pacific Time). Last update: September 13, 2018.

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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

The U.S.-China trade war contributed heavily to a steeper decline in North American softwood lumber sales to the Pacific Rim. Sales to China fell sharply amid stiff competition from alternative suppliers. Japan was relatively quiet. Demand was mixed among other destinations in the region. Southern Pine exporters scrambled to redirect volume that was aimed at China before the trade war to alternative markets. Demand for Southern Pine from the Caribbean was stable.


Industry News In Random Lengths International

In The Latest Edition of RL International

  • Tariffs stemming from the escalating U.S.-China trade war stifled a robust and growing Chinese market for Southern Pine logs and lumber last month, and will engulf all softwood lumber items traded between the two countries by early October if ongoing negotiations fail to alter its course. New Zealand log exports continued to set records in the first half.  

Global Statistics

  • Canadian softwood exports through July; U.S. softwood exports through July; U.S. softwood lumber imports through July.
Tuesday, September 25, 2018


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