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Softwood Market

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Canada’s Dwindling Lumber Supply Can't Cover US Demand

The global wood market has seen its share of shifts in recent years. Factors like the pandemic supply chain disruption, Russia’s wood export ban, and...

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Table showing North American Softwood Lumber Prices in August 2022, still much higher compared against 5- and 10-year averages.

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Global Softwood Lumber Prices Down About 10% in First Half of 2022

Global trade of softwood lumber fell about 10% in the first half of 2022 compared to the same period in 2021. Most of the decline was driven by lower...

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Large stack of lumber haphazardly piled up. While global lumber trade is down in 2022, it is still hovering around a 15-year high.

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Global Softwood Lumber Trade Down in Early 2022

Global trade of softwood lumber slowed in early 2022, in particular lumber headed to China, the US, and Germany, where import volumes were down in...

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Recently harvested sawlogs laying in a field, ready to be converted into fiber and pulp to meet global demands.

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Softwood Fiber Prices Increased Faster than Hardwood in Q2 2021

Softwood fiber costs were generally higher worldwide in the Q2 2021 than in the previous quarter despite an increase in the supply of residuals from...

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