As someone who has been in the timber game for a long time, this...

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    As someone who has been in the timber game for a long time, this price increase is partly a correction, cheap timber from asia and Russia/Easter Bloc has been pushing prices of timber down in the US, Aus, and Europe for many years, to the point sawmills have been barely profitable. Now that the transport internationally is harder/more expensive they will get prices much higher so that when they fall back post covid they dont fall back to where they were. You may even find sawmillers have more capacity to produce than they are letting on to hold supply back and inflate the price to a sustainable level.
 
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