North American construction framing dimension softwood lumber prices are reaching ever higher, to the point that the most veteran industry players can’t believe it. The Easter long weekend is usually a good indicator of where the market is at; a minimum four days off in Canada provides understanding as to whether buying is stalled — if customers stocked up for needs in advance of the holiday break — or if inventories remain low, thus orders flow in and prices go up. This year, it was the latter, in a very big way. For ...
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