A slight lull in buying through March and April brought lumber prices down to levels which made customers comfortable.
US housing starts in February were up, indeed reaching highs not seen since mid-2006, however building permits were down compared to the previous month.
The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association (NLBMDA) met with senior officials from the U.S. Department of Commerce to discuss the Biden administration.
SEATTLE, Wash. - Wood cost is the factor that often determines the competitiveness of a pulp manufacturing plant or region, because it is the largest cost component when producing wood pulp. During the past few years, this cost has varied between 45% and 70% of the total cash cost, depending on product grade and the costs of other components such as chemicals, energy and labor.