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Keta Kosman, Publisher of Madison’s Lumber Reporter, monitors lumber prices every day. She thinks we are in a new era for the economy. In the 1950s, there was much infrastructure building, it was all a huge boom for the economy for two decades. We're in a similar situation right now, she says. The U.S. administration i...

Russ Taylor, president of British Columbia based Russ Taylor Global, says that high prices cure high prices. High lumber prices will eventually reduce demand and increase supply – high prices scare people away. He is confident the prices for lumber will start to settle down, but at higher levels than we have ever seen ...

Katrine Conroy, Minister of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development, and George Chow, Minister of State for Trade, have issued the statement in response to the U.S. Department of Commerce’s second administrative review and its preliminary determination regarding countervailing and anti-dumping...

Members of Congress and the Biden administration are heeding the concerns of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and its grassroots on the need to take action to resolve soaring lumber prices, supply shortages and tariffs that are hurting home builders, home buyers, the housing sector and the economy.

Demand for wood products remains high, but their supply is limited. Despite full production and manufacturing records in March, Swedish sawmills currently have their lowest stock levels for over 20 years, which has put pressure on sawn wood prices.

Lumber prices stalling much needed multifamily and affordable housing supply in USA. Single-family builders especially have had an increasingly hard time meeting this demand, as material prices — especially lumber — have continued to rise at unprecedented rates.

Despite high buyer traffic and strong demand, U.S. builder sentiment fell in March as rising lumber and other material prices pushed builder confidence lower. The latest NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI) shows that builder confidence in the market for newly built single-family homes fell 2 points to 82 in Mar...