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 December 07, 2015

U.S.: Lumber and panel market report ---- Week 48  2015
Random Lengths Lumber Market Report
Trading in framing lumber produced another mix of activity. The South showed the most spark, as a perception that prices represented value in a historical context pulled buyers off the sidelines. Trading also picked up sharply late Wednesday and Thursday on the Coast for some key items. Activity in other species felt the updraft, as well, but it failed to turn around a generally soft tone. All told, the Random Lengths Framing Lumber Composite Price slipped $3.


  This Week
Dec 4
Last Week
Nov 25
Year Ago
Random Lengths Framing Lumber Composite Price* $312 $315 $366
KD Western S-P-F #2&Btr 2x4 R/L Mill Price 256 258 332
KD Eastern S-P-F #1&2 2x4 R/L, delivered Great Lakes 357 357 425
Green Douglas Fir Std&Btr 2x4 R/L (Portland) 292 297 315
Southern Pine (Westside) #2 2x4 R/L 399 403 416
KD Coast Hem-Fir #2&Btr 2x4 R/L 312 317 342
Ponderosa Pine (Inland) #2&Btr 1x12 R/L 660 660 675
* Weighted average of 15 key items




Random Lengths Panel Market Report
Structural panel prices faded amid lackluster demand. OSB producers took a more aggressive approach to sell loads available for quick shipment, and prices fell in varying degrees across North America. After quiet discounting early to pad order files, Southern Pine plywood producers firmed quotes late in the week. In rated sheathing, most of the week’s volume traded at discounts. Western Fir plywood prices trended downward on weak demand on both coasts. 


(f.o.b. mill prices) This Week
Dec 4
Last Week
Nov 25
Year Ago
Random Lengths Structural Panel Composite Price* $360 $367 $390
Southern (west-east) 15/32-inch 3-ply rated sheathing plywood 360-395 360-395 445-480
Southern (west-east) 15/32-inch 4-ply rated sheathing plywood 362-400 367-400 447-482
Western 1/2-inch 4-ply rated sheathing plywood 340 346 415
North Central 7/16-inch Oriented Strand Board 245 257 204
*Weighted average of 11 key items



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

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