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U.S. lumber and panel market reports

JUNE  02, 2014

U.S.: Lumber and panel market report ---- Week 22  2014

Random Lengths Lumber Market Report

Any hopes for a round of purchasing of framing lumber following the long holiday weekend in the U.S. were dashed. A string of weakness in the futures market contributed to the cautious tone, while some traders cited price spreads between species, and month-end discounting for their wariness. Transportation issues and uncertainties kept traders off balance and guessing about the market¨s next move. Weighed down by Western S-P-F, the Random Lengths Framing Lumber Composite Price slipped $1.


  This Week
May 30
Last Week
May 23
Year Ago
Random Lengths Framing Lumber Composite Price* $381 $382 $348
KD Western S-P-F #2&Btr 2x4 R/L Mill Price 328 347 298
KD Eastern S-P-F #1&2 2x4 R/L, delivered Great Lakes 431 440 409
Green Douglas Fir Std&Btr 2x4 R/L (Portland) 315 320 305
Southern Pine (Westside) #2 2x4 R/L 406 401 360
KD Coast Hem-Fir #2&Btr 2x4 R/L 400 405 335
Ponderosa Pine (Inland) #2&Btr 1x12 R/L 750 750 600
* Weighted average of 15 key items



Random Lengths Panel Market Report

Structural panel trading was lethargic in the short week. OSB sales were quiet coming out of the holiday in the U.S., and prices drifted lower in varying degrees, depending on the region. In Southern Pine plywood markets, rated sheathing prices softened, with thick panels taking the biggest hits. Producers were especially eager to sell 19/32-inch. Western Fir plywood trading was quiet through the holiday-shortened week. Sheathing prices lost ground, but quotes spanned a wide range.


(f.o.b. mill prices) This Week
May 30
Last Week
May 23
Year Ago
Random Lengths Structural Panel Composite Price* $382 $388 $436
Southern (west-east) 15/32-inch 3-ply rated sheathing plywood 412-440 415-445 410-450
Southern (west-east) 15/32-inch 4-ply rated sheathing plywood 412-445 415-452 420-455
Western 1/2-inch 4-ply rated sheathing plywood 423 445 385
North Central 7/16-inch Oriented Strand Board 230 235 340
*Weighted average of 11 key items



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

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