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 September 28, 2015

U.S.: Lumber and panel market report ---- Week 38  2015

Random Lengths Lumber Market Report
Trading was a mixed bag. Some framing lumber producers reported a steady flow of sales to buyers who needed to replenish thin inventories. But others noted dull, cautious trading that has typified the better part of September. Fear of further downside potential kept many buyers on the sidelines, even as bare pavement became more visible in their yards than wood products. Gains in Southern Pine offset weakness in other species, and the Random Lengths Framing Lumber Composite Price held steady at $297. 





Random Lengths Panel Market Report
Structural panel price declines outpaced gains amid dull sales. OSB producers held firm to quotes or nudged them slightly higher. Recent production cutbacks pushed a number of mills’ order files into October. Southern Pine plywood sales sputtered, and prices gave ground. Producers looking for offers stepped up outbound calls to customers, particularly on railcar volumes. Western Fir plywood sales remained lackluster in an uneventful week of trading. Prices softened as the week progressed. 

(f.o.b. mill prices) This Week
Sep 25
Last Week
Sep 18
Year Ago
Random Lengths Structural Panel Composite Price* $352 $357 $405
Southern (west-east) 15/32-inch 3-ply rated sheathing plywood 375-402 385-410 445-505
Southern (west-east) 15/32-inch 4-ply rated sheathing plywood 370-402 385-410 470-515
Western 1/2-inch 4-ply rated sheathing plywood 374 393 480
North Central 7/16-inch Oriented Strand Board 222 217 222
*Weighted average of 11 key items



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

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