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February  16, 2015

U.S.: Lumber and panel market report ---- Week 6  2015

Random Lengths Lumber Market Report

Trading in early 2015 remained underwhelming in framing lumber markets. Buyers stuck to just-in-time purchasing, while keeping their eyes peeled for any development that might shake the market from its lethargy. A seasonal pickup was widely anticipated, but it didn¨t happen this week, as prices finished flat to narrowly mixed. The slow market frustrated many traders who had anticipated a faster start to 2015. The Random Lengths Framing Lumber Composite Price slipped $1, to $362. 


  This Week
Feb 13
Last Week
Feb 6
Year Ago
Random Lengths Framing Lumber Composite Price* $362 $363 $389
KD Western S-P-F #2&Btr 2x4 R/L Mill Price 319 322 362
KD Eastern S-P-F #1&2 2x4 R/L, delivered Great Lakes 423 425 455
Green Douglas Fir Std&Btr 2x4 R/L (Portland) 317 315 380
Southern Pine (Westside) #2 2x4 R/L 428 430 431
KD Coast Hem-Fir #2&Btr 2x4 R/L 332 335 395
Ponderosa Pine (Inland) #2&Btr 1x12 R/L 665 665 775
* Weighted average of 15 key items




Random Lengths Panel Market Report

Structural panel trading was mixed. Mill sales of OSB slowed to a crawl in most regions, and prices flattened following recent increases. In northern markets, traders¨ discussions were mostly focused on frigid weather in the East and exchange rates. A steady week of sales kept Southern Pine plywood sales tilted upward. Dealers in some areas began covering March requirements as mill order files were extended. Western Fir plywood sales were steady to muted, but modestly stronger than the previous week.


(f.o.b. mill prices) This Week
Feb 13
Last Week
Feb 6
Year Ago
Random Lengths Structural Panel Composite Price* $382 $379 $358
Southern (west-east) 15/32-inch 3-ply rated sheathing plywood 440-480 432-470 365-399
Southern (west-east) 15/32-inch 4-ply rated sheathing plywood 445-490 435-480 367-400
Western 1/2-inch 4-ply rated sheathing plywood 418 418 370
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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