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Random Lengths International

Updated every other Thursday morning at 10:00 am (Pacific Time). Last update: May 23, 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

The escalating U.S.-China trade war distracted North America’s softwood lumber trade offshore. The rising tariffs stifled sales between the two countries, and prompted some traders elsewhere around the globe to pause temporarily to monitor markets for potential fallout. Sales regained their stride after traders digested the news. Demand for lumber throughout the Pacific Rim was lackluster. Sales to Europe and North Africa were tepid as well. Shipping volumes of structural panels were mixed, but sales to Japan were steady.


Industry News In Random Lengths International

In The Latest Edition of RL International

  • U.S. exports of many species of softwood lumber, panels, and logs to China are subject to tariffs ranging from 20-25%, effective June 1. China increased the tariffs in early May in retaliation to the U.S. hiking tariffs on an additional $325 billion worth of goods that China ships to the U.S.

Global Statistics

  • Canadian softwood exports through the first quarter; U.S. softwood exports through March; U.S. softwood lumber imports through the first quarter.
Friday, May 24, 2019


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