Bill's Corner- An Eastern Spruce Perspective

There seemed to be more frustrations than successes in the eastern spruce lumber market yesterday. A lack of truckers continued to plague eastern Canadian mills, often lengthening delays. The mills had to sell with shipments 3 to 4 weeks for most of the product they have on the ground, which for most low inventoried clients does not work. For those who can wait, prices were not cheap enough to instill in them the confidence to buy. They think that by the time their order does ship prices will be even less. Therein lies the dichotomy of the market. Getting the need when wanted at the lowest possible price.