As expected by most softwood lumber players at the end of last year, the generally buoyant demand for construction framing dimension lumber products at the end of 2019 carried through to somewhat strengthening prices in the first week back to work for sawmills across Canada and the U.S. in 2020. The latest round of sawmill closures, mostly in British Columbia, and continually improving demand for home buying in the U.S. are working to keep lumber supplies quite tight with demand. This past week, North American sawmills reported that their order files were longer than one-week, which is ...
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