Get Your Quotation

  Home:  Global Wood p01.gif (127 bytes)   Industry News & Markets

U.S. lumber and panel market reports

March 18, 2016

U.S.: Lumber and panel market report ---- Week 11  2016
Random Lengths Lumber Market Report
Framing lumber prices pushed higher, as mild weather across much of the U.S. spurred consumption. Although rain and flooding were factors in some areas, traders widely agreed that, on top of a mild winter, spring weather had arrived about a month earlier than normal. The activity and upward first-quarter push in prices had traders debating whether they had pulled business forward or mild conditions were making room for builders to get more done in 2016. The Random Lengths Framing Lumber Composite Price rose for a seventh straight week. 


  This Week
Mar 18
Last Week
Mar 11
Year Ago
Random Lengths Framing Lumber Composite Price* $332 $322 $335
KD Western S-P-F #2&Btr 2x4 R/L Mill Price 299 290 282
KD Eastern S-P-F #1&2 2x4 R/L, delivered Great Lakes 375 366 389
Green Douglas Fir Std&Btr 2x4 R/L (Portland) 328 322 300
Southern Pine (Westside) #2 2x4 R/L 381 373 395
KD Coast Hem-Fir #2&Btr 2x4 R/L 337 325 312
Ponderosa Pine (Inland) #2&Btr 1x12 R/L 675 675 665
* Weighted average of 15 key items



Random Lengths Panel Market Report
Structural panel trading was lackadaisical. OSB activity in most regions was on the quiet side, but by the end of the week producers had generally pushed order files into April. Most Southern Pine plywood producers marked another quiet but solid week of sales. Notable exceptions were a few mills in Louisiana where highways and rail lines remained flooded. Western Fir plywood producers struggled to build on last week’s uptick in sales and prices. But the effort paid off, as they nudged order files further out and prices up.


(f.o.b. mill prices) This Week
Mar 18
Last Week
Mar 11
Year Ago
Random Lengths Structural Panel Composite Price* $350 $349 $374
Southern (west-east) 15/32-inch 3-ply rated sheathing plywood 370-397 370-397 439-495
Southern (west-east) 15/32-inch 4-ply rated sheathing plywood 375-400 373-400 442-505
Western 1/2-inch 4-ply rated sheathing plywood 340 332 419
North Central 7/16-inch Oriented Strand Board 220 225 183
*Weighted average of 11 key items



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

Related News:

CopyRight Global Wood Trade Network. All rights reserved