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The LBM Daily Newsletter: August 22, 2017.
EU Wins Lumber Dispute
Softwood lumber imports to the US from several European countries have jumped this year, thanks to the ongoing dispute with Canada. Germany leads the charge with a 900+ percent increase in the first half of the year, followed by Austria at a near double of 178%.

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Futures & Options: Eclipsed
ContractCloseChangeVolumeOpen Int
Sept 2017365.30-1.002812329
Nov 2017353.20-1.001751582
Jan 2018357.60-2.5016290
Mar 2018364.90-1.90047
Lumber Futures were Eclipsed by the Moon and Sun trading very light volume then settling modestly lower on the day. The market opened mixed on profit taking spread trade setting the early highs.

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