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MAY  05, 2014

U.S.: Lumber and panel market report ---- Week 18  2014

Random Lengths Lumber Market Report

Most framing lumber prices advanced as sales equaled or topped production. Many buyers remained cautious, but they also had more needs to cover, and found key items more difficult to source on a timely basis. Even as deadly storms raked the South, better weather in the U.S. overall boosted consumption, particularly in the Midwest and the Northeast. Green Fir buyers stepped in, reversing softness in pricing that ran counter to last week¨s overall firming trend. The Random Lengths Framing Lumber Composite Price gained for a second straight week. 


  This Week
May 2
Last Week
Apr 25
Year Ago
Random Lengths Framing Lumber Composite Price* $370 $365 $396
KD Western S-P-F #2&Btr 2x4 R/L Mill Price 342 337 345
KD Eastern S-P-F #1&2 2x4 R/L, delivered Great Lakes 433 435 456
Green Douglas Fir Std&Btr 2x4 R/L (Portland) 327 332 335
Southern Pine (Westside) #2 2x4 R/L 385 381 425
KD Coast Hem-Fir #2&Btr 2x4 R/L 397 392 385
Ponderosa Pine (Inland) #2&Btr 1x12 R/L 745 740 620
* Weighted average of 15 key items



Random Lengths Panel Market Report

Structural panel prices soared amid brisk sales. The OSB Composite posted its first double-digit increase since last August. A combination of improved demand and reports of mill downtime pulled buyers into the market. Southern Pine plywood prices surged in response to solid demand from all buying sectors. Pine¨s discount to western plywood continued to spur sales. Western Fir plywood prices rose sharply on strong follow-through from last week¨s fast pace.


(f.o.b. mill prices) This Week
May 2
Last Week
Apr 25
Year Ago
Random Lengths Structural Panel Composite Price* $378 $365 $470
Southern (west-east) 15/32-inch 3-ply rated sheathing plywood 400-435 385-423 465-510
Southern (west-east) 15/32-inch 4-ply rated sheathing plywood 400-440 385-423 470-520
Western 1/2-inch 4-ply rated sheathing plywood 442 405 424
North Central 7/16-inch Oriented Strand Board 230 218 357
*Weighted average of 11 key items



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

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