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CONTSTRUCTION MATERIAL PRICES CONTINUE FREE FALL IN FEBRUARY (2016)

  NEGOTIATOR’S TAKE: Construction costs are falling – good time to renegotiate un-awarded projects.   03.15.16 – Washington, .D.C Construction input prices fell for the eighth consecutive month during February 2016 according to an analysis of the Bureau of Labor

LUMBER PRICES JUMP AS TRUDEAU-OBAMA MEETING FUELS HOPES FOR TRADE PACT

  NEGOTIATOR’S TAKE:  With wood prices rising, now is probably a good time to renegotiate pallet and crating contracts.   03.11.16 – Lumber prices touch 8-month high after state visit Prime Minister Justin Trudeau raised expectations that the latest chapter in

LUMBER PRICES TUMBLE AS CHINESE DEMAND FALLS

  NEGOTIATOR’S TAKE:  Wooden pallets and crating are ripe for re-negotiation because of lower lumber prices.   01.20.16 – Slowing of housing construction and re-modelling the cause Lumber prices are down nearly 30% in the past 12 months as housing

CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS PRICES STILL IN FREE FALL

  NEGOTIATOR’S TAKE:  Construction material costs continue to fall – a good time to ask your contractor to re-quote or perhaps go back to the market for fresh bids.   01.15.16 – Bureau of Labour Statistics Producer Price Index Reports

Hardwood Prices to Rise

Against the backdrop of rising raw materials prices, most of the American hardwoods flooring manufacturers have been forced to raise prices on finished goods. Some announced hikes at the beginning of the summer, while others increased prices in September. According

Lumber prices forecast trimmed for 2013 despite U.S. housing surge

Despite a resurgence in U.S. housing construction expected to boost lumber prices, a 21 per cent drop in the cash price since mid-March and lower future prices have prompted several analysts to trim about five per cent off their 2013

US lumber futures fall most in 18 months as exports plunge

U.S. lumber futures fell nearly 2 percent on Friday, capping their deepest streak of losses in 1-1/2 years as a resurgence in the domestic housing market was overshadowed by plunging wood exports from the U.S. West Coast. CME lumber for

Lumber Prices Rise Most Since 1993: Lumber Mills Expand

Analysts forecast lumber prices will be 9.8% above the current  November contract and the highest for the period since 1996, as North American mills saw lumber at the fastest pace in 6 years after a recovering U.S. housing market, a beetle infestation in

OSB prices double in 12 months

Commodity Price Index that prices for OSB, which has replaced plywood in most North American housing applications, surged in February to $430 US a thousand square feet, up 100 per cent year-over-year. The recovering U.S. housing market has pushed profit

Lumber Reaches 6-Year High as Housing Rebound Erodes U.S. Supply

Lumber futures rose to a six-year high, extending a 2012 rally that is one of the biggest among commodities, on mounting signs of tighter supplies as U.S. home construction rebounds. Lumber futures for January delivery gained 0.9 percent to settle