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American Lumber Mills Increase Buying with Industry Prices

Volume 52 No. 8, February 22, 2002 Letting the Dogs Bark There probably isn’t anyone in the forest industry not intimately acquainted with the gory details of the softwood lumber negotiations, which have been ongoing betweenCanadaand theU.S.for nearly a year. Every time I pick up a newspaper, turn on the radio, or expect to relax [...]


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Forest Lumber Industry Prices

Volume 52  No. 14, April 5, 2002 An Opportunity in Disguise Throughout much of my career, I perceived that the general public had little appreciation for the role the forest industry plays in the well-being of British Columbia. Most people were aware of its existence, but government was considered the custodian, and day-to-day details were [...]


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Cedar Down – Market Added Value to Lumber Prices

Volume 50 No. 43 – October27, 2000 The Gurgle of a Flush Acouple of weeks ago, Canfor President David Emerson, http://www.international.gc.ca/international/minister-ministre.aspx  announced his company was closing its value added operation in Prince George, B.C. According to Emerson, the plant has been losing money since the day it opened three years ago and the company can [...]


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Coast Lumber Costs per Labor

Volume 50 No. 38 – September22, 2000 A Rude Awakening – Part 2 In last week’s Part 1, we laid bare logging and milling cost comparisons for the B.C. Coast and the B.C. Interior. Now it’s time to deliver Part 2, which compares these two sectors to other wood producing regions in Canada, the U.S. [...]


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Week’s Industry Prices for Coastal Lumber

Volume 50 No. 27 – July 7, 2000 The Plight of the Coastal B.C. Industry Were I a betting man, I wouldn’t be stacking my odds these days on the future ofthe B.C. coastal forest industry. In this part ofthe world, you can hardly pick up a newspaper or talk to an industry person without [...]


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Japanese Lumber Market Prices

Volume 50 No. 11 – March 17, 2000 Keeping an Eye on Japan After three consecutive years in decline, housing starts in Japan increased 1.4 per cent in 1999 to 1,214,601 units. These statistics, released in Japan Lumber Reports (JLR), No 317 were met with enthusiasm in B.C., even though they fell below previous predictions [...]


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