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This section is updated periodically as breaking news develops. Special Reports about scheduled Price Guide Revisions for Lumber, Panel, and Midweek are available here.

The special reports are transmitted to Random Lengths email subscribers at the time listed. The reports are in PDF format, and can be viewed or downloaded by clicking on the headline below.

COVERAGE NOTE: Changes for Two Delivered Canadian Plywood Markets (Notification) - 9:30 am Pacific Time, January 17, 2019

COVERAGE NOTE: Rationalization of Crow’s, Random Lengths Price Coverage Finalized - 2:45 pm Pacific Time, November 14, 2018

COVERAGE NOTE: Rationalization of Crow’s, Random Lengths Price Coverage - 8:30 am Pacific Time, October 10, 2018

Final CVD/AD duties set to go into effect December 28 - 11:15 am Pacific Time, December 27, 2017

ITC vote affirms lumber duties vs. Canada - 8:40 am Pacific Time, December 7, 2017

Commerce levies final CVD/AD duties of 20.83% - 10:15 am Pacific Time, November 2, 2017

Commerce postpones final CVD/AD until November - 4:30 pm Pacific Time, August 28, 2017

Preliminary AD rate averages 6.87% - 3:00 pm Pacific Time, June 26, 2017

The U.S. Department of Commerce released its preliminary determination in the countervailing duty case against Canadian lumber imports April 25. This 12-page report details its findings. (in PDF file format).

You can also view  the latest developments posted on the U.S.-Canada Trade Dispute page (with both detailed and abbreviated dispute timelines) on this website.

Canada will be assessed preliminary CVD rate of 19.88 - 4:20 pm Pacific Time, April 24, 2017

Commerce announces retroactive duty ruling - 3:20 pm Pacific Time, April 24, 2017

New developments arise in AD/CVD cases - 2:00 pm Pacific Time, April 13, 2017

Publication schedule to be altered - 8:00 am Pacific Time, December 19, 2016

Random Lengths' publication schedule and office hours will be changed over the next two weeks to accommodate the year-end holidays. Random Lengths will be published in 8-page versions on Thursday, December 22, and the following week on Friday, December 30. The weekly online lumber report will be released Wednesday evening, December 21, and the panel report transmitted by 11:30 a.m. Pacific Time on the 22nd. The following week, the online lumber report will be released Thursday evening, December 29, and the panel report sent by 11:30 a.m. Pacific Time on the 30th.

Our office will be closed Friday, December 23, and Monday, December 26 for the Christmas holiday, and Monday, January 2 for the New Year's holiday. No Midweek will be published on Tuesday, December 27, or on Tuesday, January 3. Our regular schedule and format will resume with publication of the 12-page Random Lengths report on Friday, January 6.

April 2014 Price Guide Revisions - 11:30 am Pacific Time, March 17, 2014

This is an important reminder from Random Lengths - Message about copyright inserted prior to each publication transmission the week of October 17 to October 21, 2011. If you have any questions about copyrights and Random Lengths, please contact the publisher, Jon Anderson, at 541-686-9925 or

Message to Random Lengths and International Postal Subscribers in Canada - 3:15 p.m. Pacific Time, June 21, 2011

Answers to frequent questions about the tentative agreement -  4:00 p.m. Pacific Time, May 12, 2006. Other information helpful to understanding the new U.S.-Canada lumber deal is below:

Explanation of the Random Lengths Framing Lumber Composite Price (pdf format) , designed to answer common questions about how the Random Lengths Framing Lumber Composite is calculated.

Items used in the composite, and the monthly averages for the Random Lengths Framing Lumber Composite from 1995 to present, can be found by going to > In Depth > Useful Data > Monthly Composite Prices

A historical timeline on the U.S.-Canada Trade Dispute from 1982 to present can be found by going to > In Depth > U.S.-Canada Trade Dispute

Details of tentative lumber deal outlined - 4:00 p.m. Pacific Time, April 28, 2006

U,S., Canada tentatively agree to lumber deal - 5:30 p.m. Pacific Time, April 27, 2006

Monday, November 18, 2019


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