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September  15, 2014

U.S.: Lumber and panel market report ---- Week 37  2014

Random Lengths Lumber Market Report

Traders looking for a post-holiday resurgence in trading of framing lumber were mostly disappointed. While some markets were steady to active, overall sales failed to meet traders¨ expectations. Producers fielded a spotty to steady flow of fill-in orders, but with buyers often seeking at least modest price concessions. Attracting buyers with prompt carload offerings usually required deeper cuts. With most species posting drops in key items, the Framing Lumber Composite Price dipped $4 for the week, to $404.


  This Week
Sep 12
Last Week
Sep 5
Year Ago
Random Lengths Framing Lumber Composite Price* $404 $408 $364
KD Western S-P-F #2&Btr 2x4 R/L Mill Price 362 368 342
KD Eastern S-P-F #1&2 2x4 R/L, delivered Great Lakes 450 459 435
Green Douglas Fir Std&Btr 2x4 R/L (Portland) 330 340 312
Southern Pine (Westside) #2 2x4 R/L 495 499 386
KD Coast Hem-Fir #2&Btr 2x4 R/L 375 380 355
Ponderosa Pine (Inland) #2&Btr 1x12 R/L 680 680 700
* Weighted average of 15 key items



Random Lengths Panel Market Report

Losses outnumbered gains in structural panel markets. The flat to slightly downward drift in prices of OSB was unabated. Prices in some regions hit their lowest levels since February 2012. Activity so far in September has trailed most traders¨ expectations. Prices of Southern Pine rated sheathing continued to erode, even as mills fielded a steady flow of fill-in orders. In western Fir plywood, the sheathing market took on a firmer tone after most mills pushed order files into the week of September 29.


(f.o.b. mill prices) This Week
Sep 12
Last Week
Sep 5
Year Ago
Random Lengths Structural Panel Composite Price* $401 $404 $372
Southern (west-east) 15/32-inch 3-ply rated sheathing plywood 440-490 445-500 380-395
Southern (west-east) 15/32-inch 4-ply rated sheathing plywood 455-502 465-510 372-402
Western 1/2-inch 4-ply rated sheathing plywood 469 477 400
North Central 7/16-inch Oriented Strand Board 222 222 243
*Weighted average of 11 key items




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

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