Posts Tagged ‘ lumber ’

Weakening Builder Confidence Points to Economic Troubles Ahead

Jun 21st, 2022

According to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI), rising inflation and higher mortgage rates are slowing traffic of prospective homebuyers and putting a damper on builder sentiment. The association says it’s a troubling sign for the housing market, as builder confidence in the market for newly built single-family homes […]

Weakening Builder Confidence Points to Economic Troubles Ahead

Jun 17th, 2022

According to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI), rising inflation and higher mortgage rates are slowing traffic of prospective homebuyers and putting a damper on builder sentiment. The association says it’s a troubling sign for the housing market, as builder confidence in the market for newly built single-family homes […]

NAHB Members Send Letter to Biden Warning of Housing Crisis

Apr 29th, 2022

More than 10,000 National Association of Homebuilders (NAHB) members from all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico sent a letter to President Biden on April 27, the organization reports, calling on the White House to take immediate action as the growing housing affordability crisis is pushing the housing market to an inflection […]

Lumber Relief on Its Way?

Feb 18th, 2020

This blog is going to be short, but sweet. And it’s on a topic that has potential impacts for the continued health of the U.S. building market: lumber. As most of you are aware, Canada subsidizes its lumber industry by allowing public land to be harvested. In the U.S., timber is harvested on private lands, […]

Report Shows North American Lumber Production Moves Higher as Demand Improves

Mar 25th, 2014

The latest Wood Markets annual survey of the “Top 20” Canadian and U.S. softwood lumber producers shows modest gains in both countries in 2013 as lumber demand continues to rise in the U.S. and in key export markets. U.S. softwood lumber shipments increased 5.1 percent to 30.0 billion board feet (bf), whereas Canadian production rebounded […]

Global Sawlog Prices Rise in the Fourth Quarter of 2013

Mar 24th, 2014

Sawlog prices trended upward throughout the world in the fourth quarter of 2013 and the Global Sawlog Price Index (GSPI) rose to $88.78 (USD) per cubic meter. This was the highest level in more than two years and the third highest price on record since the inception of the Index in 1995, reports the Wood […]

Five-Year Forecast Says Continued Volatility Ahead for N.A. Lumber Market

Dec 12th, 2013

North American and global softwood lumber markets are forecast to continue expanding in 2014, but at a slower rate than was previously forecast, according to the report Wood Markets 2014—The Solid Wood Products Outlook: 2014 to 2018, released by International Wood Markets Group. The rapid expansion of North American lumber demand and an imbalanced supply chain […]

Construction Materials Prices Remain Stable

Sep 17th, 2013

Construction materials prices rose only 0.3 percent in August and are up 1.4 percent year over year, according to the September 13 Producer Price Index release by the Department of Labor. In addition, nonresidential construction materials increased 0.5 percent for the month and are 1.2 percent higher than one year ago. “In a world characterized […]

Marketplace Fairness; Is It All That Fair?

Jun 3rd, 2013

As more and more tax-regulating legislation and proposals get tossed around in the door and window and building materials/lumber industries, here’s a look at several that could affect your company and what you need to know about them. Marketplace Fairness Act of 2013: This proposed law, which will set up and enforce state tax on […]

North American Lumber Producers Report Show Optimistic Outlook

Apr 5th, 2013

The new survey of Canadian and U.S. softwood lumber producers shows an uneven trend across North America during 2012. According to the study, U.S. softwood lumber production increased by 6.3 percent, while Canadian production saw only a 0.4-percent increase. The top 20 for each country were surveyed. Findings show the top 20 U.S. companies rose […]

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