Category: Business Trends USA

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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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West Coast Business Trends

Hardwood lumber suppliers on the West Coast reported stable to busy activity. Niche markets accounted for increased business while other markets stayed the same as

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Ontario Business Trends

With the American Thanksgiving and hunting season behind us, and as we approach the Holiday Season, businesses are winding down for this usual break and

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Quebec Business Trends

The fall and early winter is seeing lackluster demand for lumber and finished hardwood products. Secondary manufacturers such as residential flooring, cabinets, wood components, some

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Business Trends Abroad

Gabon – Heavy rain continued to impact harvesting and production in Cameroon and the Central African Republic at the time of this writing. In Gabon,

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Lake States Business Trends

In the Lake States region, sources from different states are sharing a generally positive outlook on their market conditions. Notably, two sources have mentioned that

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Northeast Business Trends

In the Northeast region, various sources from different states provided insights into the market conditions. While one source described the situation as slightly improving and

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Southeast Business Trends

In the Southeast region, various hardwood representatives from different states are observing the lumber market to be “Okay”, with White Oak showing notable strength according

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West Coast Business Trends

On the West Coast, different sources provided insights into their market situations. Two sources mentioned average and steady business conditions, while another noted some inconsistency

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Ontario Business Trends

As we head into fall, businesses are looking at ways of building inventories for later in the season and into early winter. With the Labor

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Quebec Business Trends

October is upon us and the fall season is in full swing for those in the hardwood industry. Planning and stocking up on supplies to

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Lake States Business Trends

Hardwood suppliers and wholesalers in the Lake States spoke of mixed business activity in recent weeks. Some products are moving better than others and yet

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Northeast Business Trends

Across the Northeast region sources agreed that the hardwood lumber market has seen better days.In Maine, a sawmill spokesperson said that they were slow, at

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Southeast Business Trends

Across the Southeast lumber sources said that their sales have slowed. A North Carolinian lumberman said that his market was slow, at the time of

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