Fastmarkets (Random Lengths) plans to formally launch the industry’s first daily price assessment for Southern Yellow Pine #2 2×4 (eastside) on Thursday 8 August along with more than a year of pricing history.

Are fluctuating raw material costs worsening the US housing affordability crisis? Urgent action is needed to preserve homebuying opportunities, as explored by the Fastmarkets team

The ongoing Federal Reserve rate stagnation is having a ripple effect across the wood products market and the broader economy, affecting everything from homebuying to the lumber industry

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

Explore the dynamic shifts in the US lumber export market and discover how global trends are influencing trade flows

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 […]

U.S. housing starts in February posted a double-digit percentage increase month-over-month as construction picked up following a weather-related lull in January. 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. The Census Bureau reported total U.S. starts at […]

What is the outlook for key raw materials in the construction industry in 2024, including steel, scrap, aluminium and lumber?

Price volatility in the Southern Pine lumber market eased markedly in 2023 from the pandemic-infused chaos evident in the three previous years. While most traders welcomed that trend, many lamented that the reduced volatility failed to make the market’s near-term shifts any easier to gauge. In fact, many veteran traders noted that coming trends were […]