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April  07, 2014

U.S.: Lumber and panel market report ---- Week 14  2014

Random Lengths Lumber Market Report

April¨s arrival failed to stem the framing lumber market¨s weakness. Bad weather caught some of the blame in the Upper Midwest, but for many frustrated traders this was becoming a tired excuse. Talk that the market was oversupplied circulated. But traders also noted that inventory buildups were mostly at the mills, and producers continued to struggle to get the cars they needed to move that output to the markets. Weakness prevailed in most species, and the Random Lengths Framing Lumber Composite fell $8, to $370. 


  This Week
Apr 4
Last Week
Mar 28
Year Ago
Random Lengths Framing Lumber Composite Price* $370 $378 $451
KD Western S-P-F #2&Btr 2x4 R/L Mill Price 344 354 404
KD Eastern S-P-F #1&2 2x4 R/L, delivered Great Lakes 445 445 503
Green Douglas Fir Std&Btr 2x4 R/L (Portland) 335 350 390
Southern Pine (Westside) #2 2x4 R/L 387 398 480
KD Coast Hem-Fir #2&Btr 2x4 R/L 390 397 445
Ponderosa Pine (Inland) #2&Btr 1x12 R/L 725 725 630
* Weighted average of 15 key items



Random Lengths Panel Market Report

Structural panel sales were a grind. OSB traders¨ frustrations grew as another week waiting for a pickup in sales went unfulfilled. Activity in northern markets was especially quiet. Southern Pine plywood pricing was sloppy as producers struggled to find trading levels that would allow them to stay ahead of their order files. Several mills pushed order files into the week of April 14. Western Fir plywood traders navigated an uneven week of activity, but with a somewhat better tone in parts of the country. 


(f.o.b. mill prices) This Week
Apr 4
Last Week
Mar 28
Year Ago
Random Lengths Structural Panel Composite Price* $355 $362 $518
Southern (west-east) 15/32-inch 3-ply rated sheathing plywood 368-395 375-410 500-520
Southern (west-east) 15/32-inch 4-ply rated sheathing plywood 368-395 383-410 505-535
Western 1/2-inch 4-ply rated sheathing plywood 372 377 475
North Central 7/16-inch Oriented Strand Board 208 213 420
*Weighted average of 11 key items




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

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