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Canadian Buying Down with Lumber Prices

Volume 52  No. 16, April 19, 2002 The 9.3 Per Cent Ruse The entire Canadian media apparently had a collective epiphany this week when somebody discovered that the anti-dumping tariff of 9.3 per cent (recently reduced from 9.69 per cent) on U.S.-bound Canadian lumber was about to expire and that the Canadian forest industry was [...]


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Per Cent Prices of Forest Lumber Market

Volume 50 No. 46 – November17, 2000 Strategy for an NDP Vacation You may have noticed that over the last few months there hasn’t been much said about the forthcoming termination of the current Canada-U.S. Softwood Lumber Agreement (SLA). Things started heating up last spring when eastern and western lumber interests began trying to develop [...]


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Lumber Prices Down in Interior Cedar Market

Volume 50 No. 37 – September15, 2000 A Rude Awakening – Part 1 Last week I made reference to discussions I had with Csaba Hijdu, director of research at Forest Industrial Relations, regarding the reasons B.C. sawmills continue operating in the face of disastrous market conditions. The conclusion was that as long as sawmills can [...]


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Coastal Forest Industry Prices

Volume 50 No. 9 – March 3, 2000 The SUV Factor Who among us hasn’t sat in front of the boob tube on a miserable winter evening when suddenly a glossy ad for a high spirited sports utility vehicle (SUV) magically transports us to a beautiful day, a smiling crowd, and fun, fun, fun. The [...]


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Week Market Lumber Prices

Volume 50 No. 13 – March 31, 2000 The SLA in Review his week the Canada U.S. Softwood Lumber Agreement (SLA) turned four years old, which means there is barely a year left before it expires, and if I’m not mistaken, lapses into oblivion. It certainly has been a political ‘hot potato’ over the last [...]


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