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Madison’s BC Coast log prices: November 2020

December 16, 2020  By Madison's Lumber Reporter

A large proportion of lumber produced in Canada goes into U.S. home building. Like lumber prices, housing construction in the U.S. underwent a significant stall in spring 2020.

And, like lumber prices, it is recovering steadily from severe lows. It’s very interesting to watch the trend of log prices as a result of this latest lumber price volatility:

Since Madison’s Lumber Price data comes out weekly, but U.S. housing starts data is released monthly, there is always a lag between actual building activity and the U.S. Census Bureau data release:


However, during this unprecedented time of upheaval on multiple fronts, lumber prices are proving to be an excellent forward indicator of U.S. home building. Don’t miss out on the latest information providing advance insight into U.S. home building activity!

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