Peter Woodbridge

Lumber producers face increasingly dangerous walk in the woods

The response of Canadian lumber stocks to the U.S. Department of Commerce’s April 24 announcement of preliminary countervailing duties on imports of Canadian lumber was a relief rally. Overnight,...

Countering the fear factor that has crept into forestry outlook

In light of the global stock market turmoil, the deep dive of the Canadian dollar and the ongoing commodities sell-off, what is the outlook for B.C.’s forest sector? On fundamentals, softwood...

Wall of cheap Canadian wood to surge south when deal expires

Christmas will arrive early for American buyers of Canadian softwood lumber. The nine-year-old Canada-U.S. Softwood Lumber Agreement expires shortly. Hamstrung by a 12-month standstill agreement,...

Lumber investors recalibrate expectations as supercycle stalls

Investors in lumber stocks are feeling dismayed at the sector’s recent price performance

B.C.’s pulp industry receives belated export market recognition

B.C. business has a wary eye on the direction of China’s economy – not least B.C.’s sawmillers. So far in 2014, their softwood lumber exports have experienced flat demand growth in China and lower...

Cuts to U.S. housing subsidies could hit B.C.’s lumber sector hard

Vancouver’s residential real estate commands high prices. In contrast, low house prices in most U.S. sunbelt markets are bargains today for many snowbird Canadians. It’s all a question of...

Forest view

China trade boom throws a curveball at Asia-Pacific gateways as container squeeze threatens commodity flow

Forest View

Asian options laying foundations for B.C. forest industry recovery

Forest View

Hard work in softwood market set to pay off in China for B.C. producers