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November  11, 2013

U.S.: Lumber and panel market report ---- Week 46  2013

Random Lengths Lumber Market Report

Demand was on par with production or even stayed a step or two ahead of output in certain species. Thus, while buyers in some markets reported a mild slowing in sales, most noted that demand exceeded expectations for the time of year. Cooler weather arrived across much of the U.S. and Canada, but largely fair conditions continued to aid consumption. Prices of framing lumber were mostly firm to higher, and the Random Lengths Framing Lumber Composite Price rose $7, to $396. 


  This Week
Nov 8
Last Week
Nov 1
Year Ago
Random Lengths Framing Lumber Composite Price* $396 $389 $347
KD Western S-P-F #2&Btr 2x4 R/L Mill Price 381 381 335
KD Eastern S-P-F #1&2 2x4 R/L, delivered Great Lakes 474 474 424
Green Douglas Fir Std&Btr 2x4 R/L (Portland) 340 332 283
Southern Pine (Westside) #2 2x4 R/L 427 414 399
KD Coast Hem-Fir #2&Btr 2x4 R/L 387 380 325
Ponderosa Pine (Inland) #2&Btr 1x12 R/L 805 790 500
* Weighted average of 15 key items



Random Lengths Panel Market Report

Structural panel markets shook off a slow start and sprang to life late in the week. OSB sales picked up in the second half of the week for some producers, but it took lower prices to pull buyers off the sidelines. Southern Pine plywood sales kicked into gear Wednesday when dealers decided it was time to cover requirements through the end of the month. Western Fir plywood traders stepped off the sidelines in force at midweek to restock depleted inventories. 


(f.o.b. mill prices) This Week
Nov 8
Last Week
Nov 1
Year Ago
Random Lengths Structural Panel Composite Price* $370 $369 $433
Southern (west-east) 15/32-inch 3-ply rated sheathing plywood 368-393 360-385 408-425
Southern (west-east) 15/32-inch 4-ply rated sheathing plywood 370-398 360-385 415-450
Western 1/2-inch 4-ply rated sheathing plywood 390 377 395
North Central 7/16-inch Oriented Strand Board 245 255 340
*Weighted average of 11 key items





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

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