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U.S. lumber and panel market reports

JUNE  23, 2014

U.S.: Lumber and panel market report ---- Week 25  2014

Random Lengths Lumber Market Report

Sales of framing lumber were uneven, but an overall stronger week of business firmed and lifted many prices. Offshore sales the previous week took pressure off Western S-P-F producers, and an active start to the week set a stronger tone. Gains in futures flushed out short sellers and reluctant but underbought distributors and dealers, resulting in a rally that lifted prices of narrow dimension and 2x4 studs by double digits. With a few other species firming, the Random Lengths Framing Lumber Composite Price rose $2.


  This Week
Jun 20
Last Week
Jun 13
Year Ago
Random Lengths Framing Lumber Composite Price* $373 $371 $322
KD Western S-P-F #2&Btr 2x4 R/L Mill Price 325 310 287
KD Eastern S-P-F #1&2 2x4 R/L, delivered Great Lakes 425 413 380
Green Douglas Fir Std&Btr 2x4 R/L (Portland) 313 293 265
Southern Pine (Westside) #2 2x4 R/L 410 414 330
KD Coast Hem-Fir #2&Btr 2x4 R/L 365 375 320
Ponderosa Pine (Inland) #2&Btr 1x12 R/L 745 750 600
* Weighted average of 15 key items



Random Lengths Panel Market Report

Steady sales nudged structural panel prices upward. A midweek pickup in sales enabled OSB mills to firm quotes in most producing regions, but slower activity thereafter resulted in minimal gains for the week. Southern Pine sheathing sales cooled from last week¨s brisk pace. Activity, however, was sufficient to support moderate price gains in many of the most heavily traded items. Western Fir plywood prices tilted upward after a week of overall steady sales. 


(f.o.b. mill prices) This Week
Jun 20
Last Week
Jun 13
Year Ago
Random Lengths Structural Panel Composite Price* $373 $368 $380
Southern (west-east) 15/32-inch 3-ply rated sheathing plywood 415-430 410-430 355-375
Southern (west-east) 15/32-inch 4-ply rated sheathing plywood 417-445 410-440 355-375
Western 1/2-inch 4-ply rated sheathing plywood 421 412 350
North Central 7/16-inch Oriented Strand Board 208 205 265
*Weighted average of 11 key items




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

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