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February  09, 2015

U.S.: Lumber and panel market report ---- Week 5  2015

Random Lengths Lumber Market Report

Momentum from last week¨ stronger finish largely evaporated by Monday, and most prices flattened. Buyers, having covered needs the previous week, did little more than fill holes, and quick shipment was often a priority. Winter weather that gripped markets from the Plains to the Northeast was one factor. Weakness in futures also undermined confidence. Modest gains carrying over from the previous week lifted key prices early on, and the Random Lengths Framing Lumber Composite Price edged up $1.


  This Week
Feb 6
Last Week
Jan 30
Year Ago
Random Lengths Framing Lumber Composite Price* $363 $362 $397
KD Western S-P-F #2&Btr 2x4 R/L Mill Price 322 321 366
KD Eastern S-P-F #1&2 2x4 R/L, delivered Great Lakes 425 423 461
Green Douglas Fir Std&Btr 2x4 R/L (Portland) 315 308 385
Southern Pine (Westside) #2 2x4 R/L 430 430 442
KD Coast Hem-Fir #2&Btr 2x4 R/L 335 335 395
Ponderosa Pine (Inland) #2&Btr 1x12 R/L 665 665 785
* Weighted average of 15 key items




Random Lengths Panel Market Report

Structural panel trading faded. The flurry of activity that developed last week in OSB dissipated in most regions. Most buyers had already covered their near-term needs. Prices leveled off or edged higher in the North, but discounts cropped up in the South. Southern Pine plywood sales moderated from last week¨s pace. The tone of the market remained upbeat, however, and prices worked higher. Western Fir plywood sales were infrequent in the wake of last week¨s strong run. Prices edged up on momentum from the surge.


(f.o.b. mill prices) This Week
Feb 6
Last Week
Jan 30
Year Ago
Random Lengths Structural Panel Composite Price* $379 $376 $357
Southern (west-east) 15/32-inch 3-ply rated sheathing plywood 432-470 428-460 360-390
Southern (west-east) 15/32-inch 4-ply rated sheathing plywood 435-480 428-467 362-390
Western 1/2-inch 4-ply rated sheathing plywood 418 404 362
North Central 7/16-inch Oriented Strand Board 195 195 215
*Weighted average of 11 key items




(Source: Used with permission granted by Random Lenghts Publications, Inc.)

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