By Bill Beck - December 12, 2018
For the second straight month, Southern California and the West Coast were part of a two-tier national market. While markets across a broad swath of North America were sideways, markets in Southern California were off across the board. Weak export sales dropped prices $15 on the docks after dropping $10 last month. Prices at domestic mills were off $10 in December.
By Bill Beck - November 14, 2018
After reporting its first up month since early summer, Southern California bucked the national trend in November, dropping $10 on the docks and going sideways at domestic mills.
By Bill Beck - October 10, 2018
Southern California enjoyed its first up month since early summer, with prices up $10 across the board at both domestic mills and export yards. Some grades were bringing as much as a $20 premium over September prices in quiet deals.
By Bill Beck - September 12, 2018
Markets in Southern California dropped $20 on the docks in September and $10 at domestic mills, extending a bear market that has been ongoing since spring. Export prices are now off $60 since April.
By Bill Beck - August 15, 2018
After dropping $30 from April to June, Southern California markets were sideways in July but resumed their downward course in August. One West Coast broker said markets were off $10 across the board in August.