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U.S. lumber and panel market reports

April 08, 2016

U.S.: Lumber and panel market report ---- Week 14  2016
Random Lengths Lumber Market Report
The second quarter got off to a quiet start in most framing lumber species, after a brisk close to the first quarter. Traders attributed the slower pace to the need to digest March purchases, and assess market prospects going forward. Spring break, vacation absences, and a reversal in the futures market were all cited as contributing factors. While many prices flattened, residual upside momentum pushed the weekly Random Lengths Framing Lumber Composite Price mildly higher to $347.


  This Week
Apr 8
Last Week
Apr 1
Year Ago
Random Lengths Framing Lumber Composite Price* $347 $345 $337
KD Western S-P-F #2&Btr 2x4 R/L Mill Price 308 309 279
KD Eastern S-P-F #1&2 2x4 R/L, delivered Great Lakes 389 388 381
Green Douglas Fir Std&Btr 2x4 R/L (Portland) 335 337 300
Southern Pine (Westside) #2 2x4 R/L 400 393 402
KD Coast Hem-Fir #2&Btr 2x4 R/L 378 370 310
Ponderosa Pine (Inland) #2&Btr 1x12 R/L 685 680 670
* Weighted average of 15 key items



Random Lengths Panel Market Report
OSB sales were more active than plywood in the structural panel market. Steady sales and solid order files allowed OSB producers in most regions to keep modest upward pressure on quotes. The Southern Pine plywood market lacked energy, and prices of rated sheathing sagged. Most mills quoted shipments for the week of April 18. In western Fir plywood, the pace of sales finished at or modestly below last week’s levels, and volumes were muted. The bulk of the week’s orders came from the West.


(f.o.b. mill prices) This Week
Apr 8
Last Week
Apr 1
Year Ago
Random Lengths Structural Panel Composite Price* $360 $358 $371
Southern (west-east) 15/32-inch 3-ply rated sheathing plywood 370-393 373-397 435-495
Southern (west-east) 15/32-inch 4-ply rated sheathing plywood 373-397 375-400 440-500
Western 1/2-inch 4-ply rated sheathing plywood 369 365 422
North Central 7/16-inch Oriented Strand Board 242 235 180
*Weighted average of 11 key items



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

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