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Market Brief

September 11, 2020 - Most sawmills said KD and green lumber moved at reasonable paces, but margins remain a struggle, especially for green mills. Some mills have seen a resurgence in #2&3A Common demand as flooring prices have continued to climb. But, others continue to struggle moving both KD #2 Common and green #2&3A Common Red Oak. Reports were equally mixed about other low-grade items. According to multiple sources, pallet cant and lumber prices seem to have found a bottom, and supplies have decreased. However, one sawmill contact said, “Crosstie and pallet stock prices are only holding up due to limited production.”