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Random Lengths International

Updated every other Thursday morning at 10:00 am (Pacific Time). Last update: October 19, 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

Demand from Caribbean markets remained strong in the aftermath of multiple hurricanes that caused extensive damage in some countries. Suppliers fielded numerous inquiries, but struggled to cover orders in some cases amid tight shipping and extended order files at rough lumber mills. Robust returns in North American markets contributed to limited offerings of many U.S. and Canadian species to the Pacific Rim. Prices were firm to higher in Japan and China. European species were a more attractive option for many buyers.


 

Industry News In Random Lengths International

In The Latest Edition of RL International

  • Cedar clear prices in offshore markets have increased steadily for six consecutive years, climbing to record levels during that run. Scarce supplies have lagged demand throughout 2017. Softwood lumber production in Europe and North America will post modest gains in 2017 and again in 2018, according to recent projections.

Global Statistics

  • Canadian softwood exports through August; U.S. softwood exports through August; U.S. softwood lumber imports through August; Japanese housing starts through August.
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