Category: Business Trends North America

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Lake States Business Trends

Across the Lake States region lumber sources varied, with one source stating that while his sales are average, it does depend heavily on which species

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Northeast Business Trends

In the Northeast market, forest products industry contacts we spoke with all agreed that their business was steady but were split on whether they expect

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Southeast Business Trends

Throughout the Southeast region lumber sources that were contacted, at the time of this writing, agreed that their sales are heavily dependent on the species

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West Coast Business Trends

Hardwood suppliers on the West Coast mostly accounted for positive activity. One contact in California mentioned activity was back to pre-covid “normal” levels. “Our business

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Ontario Business Trends

Contacts noted prices had risen for kiln-dried lumber as recently as March compared to a year ago for Basswood, Red Oak, Hard and Soft Maple.

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Quebec Business Trends

Heading into summer, businesses are busy ramping up their inventories for the anticipated season. There were concerns of lower log decks in late spring for

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Lake States Business Trends

Contacts in the Lake States region accounted for average hardwood activity, with many stating they expect supply shortages in the coming months. An Indiana hardwood

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Northeast Business Trends

Throughout the Northeast region lumber sources weren’t able to come to a consensus as to how the market was faring, with one source noting that

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Southeast Business Trends

Lumber sources that were contacted throughout the Southeast region seemed to be a bit of a mixed bag as two sources noted that their marketplaces

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West Coast Business Trends

Hardwood lumber suppliers on the West Coast accounted for stable to stagnant market conditions, at the time of this writing. For most in the region,

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Ontario Business Trends

The winter weather was milder with less snowfall in certain areas, thus affecting logging activity levels. Markets have contracted, causing limited timber sales and putting

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Quebec Business Trends

With a quieter start to 2024, business continues at a slower pace for many businesses. With spring thaw reducing access to logs, obtaining required inventories

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Lake States Business Trends

While lumbermen in the Lake States continued to steadily “move wood” through the fourth quarter of 2023, they agreed that “something must change” in order

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Northeast Business Trends

Overall, lumber sources in the Northeast region said that their sales were better than they were six months ago. A lumberman in Maryland said that

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Southeast Business Trends

Throughout the Southeast region lumber sources agreed that their markets are rather quiet, at the time of this writing. One source noted that while his

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West Coast Business Trends

Lumbermen on the West Coast recently spoke with nervous intrigue regarding the first quarter of 2024. At the time of this writing, three sources were

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Ontario Business Trends

In advance of the 2023 Holiday season and into New Year’s, sawmills sawed more lumber ahead of this period. Many secondary manufacturers took extended breaks

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Quebec Business Trends

Another year has begun and the hardwood industry is busy, striving to improve efficiencies, boost margins, deal with supply chain shortages, rising interests rates, expand

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Lake States Business Trends

Four lumber suppliers from the Lake States region recently agreed that market conditions have been “sluggish” overall in the last six months. According to one

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Northeast Business Trends

Throughout the Northeast lumber sources have mixed sentiments as to how the market is currently faring, with some stating that they are doing worse than

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Southeast Business Trends

Lumber sources throughout the Southeast region are a mixed bag, with comments ranging from the market has improved to sales have slowed down. In Tennessee

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