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Random Lengths International

Updated every other Thursday morning at 10:00 am (Pacific Time). Last update: August 17, 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

Softwood lumber exports to Asia gained momentum as sales of Western S-P-F to China picked up after a summer slump. Buyers in Japan readily sought coverage and purchased steady volumes of Douglas Fir, Southern Pine, and Western S-P-F. Trading was on hold in some parts of Europe, where many buyers were away during the summer holidays. Sales of Southern Pine to Caribbean countries remained steady to robust. Order files extended further amid steady demand. Sales of OSB to Japan were steady, leading to moderate price increases.


Industry News In Random Lengths International

In The Latest Edition of RL International

  • U.S. softwood lumber imports from offshore jumped 38% in the first half compared to a year ago while exports overseas continued to slowly fade. Canadian exports offshore declined 5% through June compared to the first six months of 2016.

Global Statistics

  • Canadian softwood exports through the first half; U.S. softwood exports through the first half; U.S. softwood lumber imports through June.
Thursday, August 17, 2017


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