US domestic sawmill output lags home construction
January 10, 2022 By David Logan, NAHB
The failure of [U.S.] domestic sawmills to sufficiently boost output in the face of ongoing strong home buyer demand was a primary factor that contributed to record-high lumber prices and price volatility in 2021.
Soaring lumber prices, combined with delays and higher costs for other building materials, continued to be a significant limiting factor for home building throughout 2021 despite a mid-year three-month lumber price decline.
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