- Scarce supply at both mills and distribution yards, coupled with steady demand, has maintained solid upward price momentum.
- Highest prices since July 2018, as mill order files (lead times) stretch into August – see charts below
- Massive shortages in treated lumber as DIY demand at big box stores is unrelenting
- Markets sustained strength has confounded many traders who expected downward shift in prices
Ask your salesman about current lumber prices. As you can see from the nearby charts and graphs, they are wildly different than pricing from early Spring.
Please revise your budgets and be communicating with your clients now!