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Updated every other Thursday morning at 10:00 am (Pacific Time). Last update: February 16, 2017.
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.
Overseas sales were steady despite looming uncertainties swirling around future U.S. trade policies under a new administration and the sudden rise in domestic demand. Buyers in China got back into their routines after New Year holiday celebrations. Importers showed little urgency to buy significant volumes. European importers purchased steadily. Many importers were wary of buying too heavily, while duties are still a possibility for Canadian imports into the U.S
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- Chilean softwood lumber companies are still assessing the damage caused by deadly wildfires that scorched vast tracts of privately owned forest plantations. The fires destroyed at least one small sawmill. U.S. softwood lumber imports soared for a fourth consecutive year in 2016.
- Canadian softwood exports through 2016: U.S. softwood exports through 2016: U.S. softwood lumber imports through 2016.