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U.S. lumber and panel market reports

 January 05, 2018

U.S.: Lumber and panel market report ---- Week 1  2018
Random Lengths Lumber Market Report

Despite severe wintry weather that disrupted markets across much of the continent, framing lumber prices opened the year with a firm to stronger tone. Distribution and dealer sales were adversely affected in the Northeast, the Midwest, and along the Atlantic Seaboard as far south as Florida. But mills in most producing regions fielded a steady flow of inquiries and sales from the outset of the holiday-shortened week. Gains outstripped losses and the Random Lengths Framing Lumber Composite rose $3. 


  This Week
Jan 5
Last Week
Dec 29
Year Ago
Random Lengths Framing Lumber Composite Price* $436 $433 $357
KD Western S-P-F #2&Btr 2x4 R/L Mill Price 472 465 313
KD Eastern S-P-F #1&2 2x4 R/L, delivered Great Lakes 536 530 408
Green Douglas Fir Std&Btr 2x4 R/L (Portland) 483 475 345
Southern Pine (Westside) #2 2x4 R/L 475 473 428
KD Coast Hem-Fir #2&Btr 2x4 R/L 488 488 350
Ponderosa Pine (Inland) #2&Btr 1x12 R/L 735 735 600
* Weighted average of 15 key items



Random Lengths Panel Market Report

Severe winter weather was a prominent factor in structural panel trading. Heavy snow in the Northeast and frigid temperatures disrupted OSB production and trading in some regions. Pent-up demand was evident in Southern Pine plywood markets despite job sites being idled by cold weather and snow. Buyers who pared inventories at year-end replenished in anticipation of warmer temperatures next week. Western Fir plywood trading was steady, but not spectacular. Lean inventories were widely acknowledged. 



(f.o.b. mill prices)

(f.o.b. mill prices) This Week
Jan 5
Last Week
Dec 29
Year Ago
Random Lengths Structural Panel Composite Price* $437 $434 $370
Southern (west-east) 15/32-inch 3-ply rated sheathing plywood 450-485 440-480 345-380
Southern (west-east) 15/32-inch 4-ply rated sheathing plywood 455-490 445-485 345-385
Western 1/2-inch 4-ply rated sheathing plywood 455 452 370
North Central 7/16-inch Oriented Strand Board 305 305 282
*Weighted average of 11 key items

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

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