Lumber Prices Are Falling With a Thud. Softer Housing Sales Are Hammering Demand.


Inflation and rising mortgage costs are putting a dent in the housing market, which is hurting lumber demand. Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images You can almost hear the sound of falling lumber prices, with probably more to go. The Federal Reserve’s slow-but-steady war on inflation will crimp demand for wood used in the home-building industry, sending…

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