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U.S. lumber and panel market reports

JUNE  30, 2014

U.S.: Lumber and panel market report ---- Week 26  2014

Random Lengths Lumber Market Report

SSales of framing lumber were a mixed bag, but gainers outnumbered losers. Western S-P-F and green Douglas Fir were standouts lending strength to the market, while softness was the general rule in Southern Pine. With gains in Canada and the West more than offsetting softness in SYP, the Random Lengths Framing Lumber Composite Price rose $4, to $377. The Canada Day and Fourth of July holidays, as well as planned summer shutdowns, generated urgency among some S-P-F buyers.


  This Week
Jun 27
Last Week
Jun 20
Year Ago
Random Lengths Framing Lumber Composite Price* $377 $373 $324
KD Western S-P-F #2&Btr 2x4 R/L Mill Price 346 325 292
KD Eastern S-P-F #1&2 2x4 R/L, delivered Great Lakes 435 425 373
Green Douglas Fir Std&Btr 2x4 R/L (Portland) 328 313 277
Southern Pine (Westside) #2 2x4 R/L 403 410 333
KD Coast Hem-Fir #2&Btr 2x4 R/L 365 365 318
Ponderosa Pine (Inland) #2&Btr 1x12 R/L 735 745 600
* Weighted average of 15 key items



Random Lengths Panel Market Report

Prices of structural panels remained on the rise, with plywood markets at the leading edge of the increases. At Southern Pine plywood plants, order files stretched into mid-July. Transportation problems dominated discussions among traders. Some dealers purchased additional loads to ensure that they wouldn¨t run out due to delayed shipments. CC panels were a highlight for some western Fir plywood mills, as demand from Canada surged. Mill sales of OSB slowed from last week¨s rapid pace, but prices were firm to slightly higher. 


(f.o.b. mill prices) This Week
Jun 27
Last Week
Jun 20
Year Ago
Random Lengths Structural Panel Composite Price* $377 $373 $369
Southern (west-east) 15/32-inch 3-ply rated sheathing plywood 420-440 415-430 350-365
Southern (west-east) 15/32-inch 4-ply rated sheathing plywood 422-452 417-445 350-370
Western 1/2-inch 4-ply rated sheathing plywood 430 421 350
North Central 7/16-inch Oriented Strand Board 213 208 245
*Weighted average of 11 key items




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

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