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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

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