The state we're in: Lumber improves

The state we're in: Lumber improves

Western softwood lumber production, including 27 Oregon mills, toppled to 10.7 billion board feet in 2009, down 44.6% compared to 2005 with 19.3 billion. However, 8.7% more board feet were produced year-to-date in June than last year, and Random Lengths’ Framing Lumber Composite price index rebounded 44% year-to-date as of July versus 2009, pushing to $357 in April, a level not seen since 2006.

BY RESEARCH EDITOR BRANDON SAWYER
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