Raw Materials

Flat rolled steel prices have started the new year strong, jumping by another $25-55 per ton and taking the benchmark hot rolled price above $1,000, within sight of the record high of $1,070 per ton seen in 2008.

The U.S. Department of Commerce today confirmed once again that Canadian softwood lumber is heavily subsidized and dumped into the U.S. market by issuing a combined anti-subsidy and anti-dumping duty "administrative review" rate of 8.81%.

An evacuation order has been issued for some residents in Clackamas County because of a fire burning on South Unger Road near Bauer Road in Colton.

As we reported last week, component manufacturers (CMs) across the country are witnessing “unprecedented increases, [80% since mid-April,] in softwood lumber costs in all markets amongst all grade and species combinations.”

The strike at Canada’s largest rail network may be over, but it will take days or weeks before the supply chain gets back on track, industry leaders say.

The relatively stable softwood lumber market North America has experienced over the past year may be in jeopardy.

The relatively stable softwood lumber market North America has experienced over the past year may be in jeopardy.

The 2019 FEA/IFS report, BC Interior Regional Fibre Supply Forecast: Outlook to 2028 has been released.

Prices paid for goods used in residential construction decreased by 1.1% in June (not seasonally adjusted) according to the latest Producer Price Index (PPI) released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

The latest announcement of major sawmill curtailments Monday, this time with Canfor making production cuts at all its facilities, caused a complete reversal of lumber futures prices on the Chicago Merchantile Exchange.