In the slideshow below, there are two separate quotes for lumber: One from April 2021, one from May 2020. Notice the difference in the cost of a standard 2x4 stud. This is a fraction of the total lumber package for a new home in North Carolina with a sales price in the $300s. Lumber production must increase.
As we all know, Lumber Prices have been on the rise for a while now, with no decline in price in sight. This not only affects the building industry directly, but, it also affects home buyers and homeowners looking to remodel.
A lumber industry veteran told CNBC on Thursday he expects the hot lumber market to persist, at least for a few more months, keeping both prices and volatility elevated.