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Do you think us housing starts will recover this summer (2011)?

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Do modern timber harvest practices take environmental concerns seriously enough?

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Does increased paper production in emerging nations like china and india mean the end of the north american and european paper industry?

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Will china's growing hunger for timber cause a threat to global supply from new zealand's forestland?

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Will russia eventually develop a thriving sawmill industry?

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Year Lumber Prices per Products Industry

Volume 52 No. 1, January 4, 2002 Facing the New Year’s Hangovers In putting my thoughts together for the start of a new year, I’m having trouble coping with two inescapable facts: first that the last two weeks went by so quickly, and second, that so little has changed between December 14 and now. Normally, [...]


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Canadian Lumber Prices in the Wood Market Industry

Volume 52  No. 15, April 12, 2002 The Wall of Wood Game Whoever first coined the phrase “‘a wall of wood” to describe a potential export marketing action by the Canadian forest industry not only initiated a highly imaginative mental image, but an effective marketing ploy as well. A mere mention of that phrase immediately [...]


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Market Lumber Prices for the Government Forest Industry

Volume 50 No. 41 – October 13, 2000 Pointing the Finger I’ve long been critical of B.C. forest industry executives for not speaking out against government actions that put their industry in jeopardy. Many times in this column I’ve lashed out at this apathy, but my rants seem always to fall on deaf ears. Last [...]


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Canadian Lumber Market Sales for Timber

Volume 50 No. 39 – September29, 2000 A Chat with J.R. espite receiving only passing interest from the public, you’d be hard pressed to find anyone in the forest industry who doesn’t know the current Canada-U.S. Softwood Lumber Agreement (SLA) is in its death throes. March 31, 2001 will see the end of the first [...]


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North Traders Lumber Prices

Volume 50 No. 10 – March 10, 2000 More Consolidation Coming The 13th annual PricewaterhouseCoopers Pacific North west Forest Industry Conference held in Vancouver, B.C. March 7, was a venue for 380 industry executives who were told B.C. forest companies posted an estimated collective profit of $600 million. A smile went through the audience at [...]


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Week’s Trade in Lumber Prices Down

Volume 50 No. 28 – July 14, 2000 Standing on the Sidelines he news wires were all abuzz this week over the latest Cato Institute report on the Canada-U.S. Softwood Lumber Agreement (SLA). Based in Washington, D.C., this organization is defined as a non-partisan public policy research foundation dedicated to broadening policy debate consistent with [...]


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Canadian Forest Lumber Prices for the Year

Volume 50 No. 12 – March 24, 2000 Forest Companies Sue B.C. Government Western Forest Products Ltd., (WFP) of Vancouver, B.C. has just launched a $450 million lawsuit against the B.C. government over a decision that was made five years ago to bring royalty fees on timber into line with stumpage charges. Combined with lawsuits [...]


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