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U.S. lumber and panel market reports

 November 2, 2015

U.S.: Lumber and panel market report ---- Week 43  2015
Random Lengths Lumber Market Report
The pace of framing lumber sales shifted down a gear, but price trends finished October either flat or with an upward tilt. Reports in the field indicated generally steady consumption, although some areas of the South were doused with remnants of Hurricane Patricia. Month-end discounting and rain in Texas and the Southeast put the brakes on consumption and upward price movement in Southern Pine. The Random Lengths Framing Lumber Composite Price, however, posted a $5 gain.
  This Week
Oct 30
Last Week
Oct 23
Year Ago
Random Lengths Framing Lumber Composite Price* $330 $325 $377
KD Western S-P-F #2&Btr 2x4 R/L Mill Price 272 272 340
KD Eastern S-P-F #1&2 2x4 R/L, delivered Great Lakes 377 374 438
Green Douglas Fir Std&Btr 2x4 R/L (Portland) 309 305 312
Southern Pine (Westside) #2 2x4 R/L 405 390 428
KD Coast Hem-Fir #2&Btr 2x4 R/L 318 312 352
Ponderosa Pine (Inland) #2&Btr 1x12 R/L 660 660 675
* Weighted average of 15 key items





Random Lengths Panel Market Report
Structural panel markets played to widely mixed reviews, with OSB leading the way while plywood lagged. The trend arrow pointed higher for the 13th consecutive week in OSB markets, even though the pace of sales lost some steam. A slower week of sales left most Southern Pine plywood prices unchanged from midweek. Wet weather slowed deliveries to job sites across much of the South. Western Fir plywood mills opened to counters as activity cooled across key consuming regions. Volumes were light.

(f.o.b. mill prices) This Week
Oct 30
Last Week
Oct 23
Year Ago
Random Lengths Structural Panel Composite Price* $369 $365 $414
Southern (west-east) 15/32-inch 3-ply rated sheathing plywood 373-410 373-405 461-515
Southern (west-east) 15/32-inch 4-ply rated sheathing plywood 375-415 375-412 482-518
Western 1/2-inch 4-ply rated sheathing plywood 361 366 473
North Central 7/16-inch Oriented Strand Board 253 248 222
*Weighted average of 11 key items


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

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