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October 07, 2016

U.S.: Lumber and panel market report ---- Week 39  2016
Random Lengths Lumber Market Report
Simple supply and demand were in the background of a convoluted framing lumber market. Of immediate concern to those on the Eastern Seaboard was the approach of Hurricane Matthew, a Category 4 storm that was expected to make first landfall in the U.S. along the coast of Florida. Next week’s end of the standstill period under the expired Softwood Lumber Agreement was a factor, as well, as it marks the point at which U.S. interests could file a trade case against Canada.


  This Week
Oct 7
Last Week
Sep 30
Year Ago
Random Lengths Framing Lumber Composite Price* $358 $356 $299
KD Western S-P-F #2&Btr 2x4 R/L Mill Price 325 321 240
KD Eastern S-P-F #1&2 2x4 R/L, delivered Great Lakes 414 411 343
Green Douglas Fir Std&Btr 2x4 R/L (Portland) 332 332 295
Southern Pine (Westside) #2 2x4 R/L 431 424 329
KD Coast Hem-Fir #2&Btr 2x4 R/L 330 327 303
Ponderosa Pine (Inland) #2&Btr 1x12 R/L 670 675 660
* Weighted average of 15 key items



Random Lengths Panel Market Report
Structural panel sales hit a higher gear late in the week after a slow start. OSB sales picked up as Hurricane Matthew tracked toward the Atlantic Coast of Florida. Prices strengthened in the South, but the increases were limited to single digits. Southern Pine plywood sales were slow out of the gate Monday, but the market surged starting Tuesday as the storm approached. Western Fir plywood prices dropped early in the week, then firmed in late trading.

(f.o.b. mill prices)

(f.o.b. mill prices) This Week
Oct 7
Last Week
Sep 30
Year Ago
Random Lengths Structural Panel Composite Price* $375 $373 $351
Southern (west-east) 15/32-inch 3-ply rated sheathing plywood 355-380 340-370 360-395
Southern (west-east) 15/32-inch 4-ply rated sheathing plywood 360-390 340-370 360-390
Western 1/2-inch 4-ply rated sheathing plywood 385 395 370
North Central 7/16-inch Oriented Strand Board 287 292 225
*Weighted average of 11 key items



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

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