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North American construction framing softwood lumber sales were steady with flat prices in January, providing stability for home building, forestry industries; 'reasonably good' housing starts are expected in 2024, with anticipated strong Spring season

Timber industry faces rising shipping costs, freight irregularity due to Red Sea conflicts, finds January Global Timber Index; other challenges reported were reduced shipments, difficulty in sales channels, high customer turnover, unstable orders: ITTO

North American lumber capacity fell by 2% in 2023 as poorly positioned lumber producers closed, including closures of nine sawmills with capacities over 100 mmbf; total North American softwood lumber production capacity in 2023 was over 75 bbf

RBC: Sentiment neutral on Interfor curtailing Philomath, Oregon, sawmill indefinitely due to high log costs, and reducing British Columbia production temporarily amid unfavorable market conditions and warm weather impacting log deliveries

CIBC rates West Fraser at outperform and cuts target C$11 to C$131 on lower lumber margin assumptions over next 18 months, but company positioned to benefit from strong spring selling season, with US housing starts expected to average 1.47 million in 2024

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