Widman Market Overview

Cash markets remained quite following the holidays. Buyers returning to their desks today were largely guarded and not in a hurry to buy. Mills focused on remaining downtime and order files. WSPF #2&btr 2x4s are quoted in a range of $325–$335 per Mbf. Quotes at this time last year were higher, trading in a range of $465–$475 per Mbf. This week will remain largely quiet. Next week will be a better test of the new year sales tone. Prices likely stronger ahead as buying needs mount.