Good news just came to the forefront; “Phase 1” of the trade deal with China was recently signed, and the Fact Sheet put out by the White House SPECIFICALLY NAMES HARDWOOD LUMBER as one of the key commodities China has agreed to commit to purchasing! No doubt any improvement in demand and pricing will be slow in coming, but at least the sun is shining a little brighter on this circumstance for those in the hardwood industry!
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Regional reports claim that ash lumber uppers are moving, but #1 and #2 common grades are not. The consensus is building that the ash supply is nearing its end, as […]
US-China Trade/Tariff Update
According to an old adage, “the more things change, the more they stay the same……..” Or do they? I guess we’ll see, as some relatively significant movement […]
FORECON is very pleased to announce the hiring of Dr. Stuart Alan Moss as our Regional Office Manager for the company’s Oak Hill, West Virginia office. In this position, Stuart […]
(September 17, 2019)
The market for CLT (Cross-Laminated Timber) panels in the US is expected to reach over two million m3 in the next ten years. The current manufacturing capacity in […]
History Suggests Price Increases in 2020
Prices for several species of hardwood lumber from North America have fallen rapidly since last summer, coinciding with the implementation of tariffs on hardwood lumber […]
Despite the fluctuating marketplace for hardwoods now, landowners can still benefit from sound, professional advice from foresters who know the local markets. Please call any of our foresters if you are interested in selling your timber – you will be glad that you did!