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March 2016

From a Global perspective

Knotty Western Red Cedar being used on a job

Another shot of the knotty WR Cedar, some like it, but one thing is for sure, will see more of it

I guess from a global perspective we see a few trends emerging. Appearance type  lumber products such as Western Red Cedar and Radiata Pine clears show strong signs of  strong demand and prices are rising. No doubt about the state of the markets for these products but some signs that supply is unable to support the demand. Radiata Pine forests have not been as widely pruned for many years as foresters could not see the higher returns the extra costs demanded, this it would seem may be a problem as the many modified timbers around the globe want the pruned clear wood from Radiata forests and there is not enough to go around.  Is this trend a cycle ? more than likely to a degree, but in context of declining tropical hardwood  supplies clear wood from plantation Radiata pine is a winner – surely? Western Red Cedar supplies are tight with demand exceeding supply and prices moving up and up. The cynics amongst us do wonder about the future and is the upward trend going to fall flat??  Volumes of Western Red Cedar being logged has fallen sharply and supplies are limited. We do know for sure that current demand exceeds supply and the available resource is limited. How demand is going forward is anyone's guess.

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