Get Your Quotation

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

U.S. lumber and panel market reports

February  03, 2014

U.S.: Lumber and panel market report ---- Week 05  2014

Random Lengths Lumber Market Report

Framing lumber sales slowed and price trends were flat to narrowly mixed. Some traders reported a pickup in activity Thursday in response to a jump in futures. The overall reaction, however, was shallow, and earlier weakness that crept into pricing of some species was still apparent in late trading. Winter weather slackened demand across the U.S. and Canada much of the week, but it also slowed production in Eastern Canada and the South. The Random Lengths Framing Lumber Composite Price edged down.


  This Week
Jan 31
Last Week
Jan 24
Year Ago
Random Lengths Framing Lumber Composite Price* $403 $404 $387
KD Western S-P-F #2&Btr 2x4 R/L Mill Price 370 376 362
KD Eastern S-P-F #1&2 2x4 R/L, delivered Great Lakes 471 471 464
Green Douglas Fir Std&Btr 2x4 R/L (Portland) 392 400 343
Southern Pine (Westside) #2 2x4 R/L 448 448 452
KD Coast Hem-Fir #2&Btr 2x4 R/L 404 404 400
Ponderosa Pine (Inland) #2&Btr 1x12 R/L 795 805 525
* Weighted average of 15 key items



Random Lengths Panel Market Report

Severe winter weather wreaked havoc on structural panel markets. Exchange rates and transportation headaches were also at the forefront of the minds of OSB traders. Open-market mill sales were sparse throughout North America. Southern Pine plywood sales picked up Friday after hit-and-miss action earlier in the week. Several producers lost up to three days of production, and a number of sales offices were closed due to weather conditions. Western Fir plywood sales remained lethargic, with traders citing the weather as a reason to delay purchases.


(f.o.b. mill prices) This Week
Jan 31
Last Week
Jan 24
Year Ago
Random Lengths Structural Panel Composite Price* $357 $360 $478
Southern (west-east) 15/32-inch 3-ply rated sheathing plywood 355-385 360-395 420-435
Southern (west-east) 15/32-inch 4-ply rated sheathing plywood 355-385 360-395 435-450
Western 1/2-inch 4-ply rated sheathing plywood 365 365 450
North Central 7/16-inch Oriented Strand Board 220 222 398
*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