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Random Lengths International

Updated every other Thursday morning at 10:00 am (Pacific Time). Last update: June 27, 2019.

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.

Random Lengths International Market Report

A seasonal slowdown in demand and stiff competition from suppliers worldwide weighed on North American softwood lumber sales offshore. Mixed trends were evident in Pacific Rim markets. Heavy rains and humidity slowed consumption in southern China, and importers continued to digest ample inventories at major ports. Sales to the Caribbean were steady, but protests and elections drew attention and caused minor disruptions. Demand for structural panels was uneventful.


Industry News In Random Lengths International

In The Latest Edition of RL International

  • Japanese softwood lumber imports declined at an accelerated rate in the first quarter after falling to a nine-year low in 2018. While U.S. softwood lumber exports to offshore destinations have fallen sharply so far in 2019, surging shipments of “Other” Pine represent a stark contrast to the downward trend.

Global Statistics

  • Swedish softwood lumber exports through the first quarter; Japanese softwood lumber imports through the first quarter; Spanish softwood lumber imports through 2018.
Wednesday, July 17, 2019


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