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The recent volatility of wood product raw materials prices significantly impacts the US housing market, influencing both demand and supply in construction. With pressure mounting in the framing lumber and structural panel markets, the fluctuating cost of these essential materials creates a ripple effect affecting pricing, project timelines and ultimately the availability of new homes. […]

Across the country, many would-be homebuyers wait with bated breath for interest rates to make a meaningful drop before they either purchase their next home or their first house. Persistently elevated rates have made it nearly impossible for lower-income mortgage applicants to qualify for financing. Meanwhile, those who purchased or refinanced a loan while record-low […]

Random Lengths has concluded its industry consultation, will add delivered Dallas fingerjointed stud prices and make changes to veneer reporting.

North American softwood lumber exports to offshore destinations posted mild gains in the first quarter, sustaining the momentum evident in the second half of 2023. Want to predict the future of the lumber market? Learn more about our short-term and long-term forecasts and asset analysis for the global forest products market today. Learn more. Canadian exports overseas reached […]

What factors are driving the significant downturn in US housing starts, accompanied by a decrease in building permits?

Paracel’s current 103,000 hectares (ha) of eucalyptus plantations are sufficient for the start-up of the company’s planned new greenfield mill in Paraguay by 2027, chief executive officer Flavio Deganutti confirmed to Fastmarkets in an exclusive interview. Paracel has continued to make progress in its project to build a new 1.8-million-tonne-per-year bleached eucalyptus kraft (BEK) pulp […]

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