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North American structural panel production in Q4 was 7.875 bsf, down from 8.356 bsf a year earlier, taking 2022 total to 33.283 bsf, from 34,075 in 2021; Q4 OSB output down 4.7% year-over-year to 5.625 bsf, Q4 plywood output down 8.3% to 2.250 bsf: APA

CIBC: Mid-week update published Jan. 24 shows lumber curtailments support pricing momentum, with W. SPF up 3.3% since Jan. 20 to US$372/mbf, SYP 2x4 up 2.1% to US$395/mbf; OSB stable at US$230/msf in North Central, also flat in South East, Western Canada

Motley Fool names LP, Builders FirstSource as stocks to buy and never sell, noting both companies have staked out bigger position in R&R market; LP's siding business generated more revenue than OSB in Q3, and is less affected by any drop in housing starts

RBC highlights wood products news for the week (Jan. 22): Lumber prices rise, OSB prices flat; Structurlam to temporarily suspend operations, reduce staff at Conway, Arkansas, mass timber plant; British Columbia announces support fund for forestry sector

RBC Capital: APA North American Q4 structural panel report shows production down 5.8% year-over-year and 5.4% quarter-over-quarter, as demand softens; with housing starts slowing, Random Lengths panel composite price has fallen 22% since end of Q3 2022

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