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November  10, 2014

U.S.: Lumber and panel market report ---- Week 45  2014

Random Lengths Lumber Market Report

With seasonal factors working against them, framing lumber producers worked hard to push order files close to the holiday season while giving as little ground on prices as possible. Even so, price erosion remained intact, as traders noted that demand wasn¨t dead but pulling buyers off the sidelines was a challenge. Producers usually had to trim quotes or sweeten tallies to book orders. The Random Lengths Framing Lumber Composite price fell $5, to $372. 


  This Week
Nov 7
Last Week
Oct 31
Year Ago
Random Lengths Framing Lumber Composite Price* $372 $377 $396
KD Western S-P-F #2&Btr 2x4 R/L Mill Price 337 340 381
KD Eastern S-P-F #1&2 2x4 R/L, delivered Great Lakes 433 438 474
Green Douglas Fir Std&Btr 2x4 R/L (Portland) 305 312 340
Southern Pine (Westside) #2 2x4 R/L 424 428 427
KD Coast Hem-Fir #2&Btr 2x4 R/L 345 352 387
Ponderosa Pine (Inland) #2&Btr 1x12 R/L 675 675 805
* Weighted average of 15 key items




Random Lengths Panel Market Report

Structural panel prices were flat to down amid lukewarm demand. Mill sales were quiet in OSB, but most producers had sufficient order files to hold quotes firm. Most producers quoted shipments for the week of November 17 or later. While price cracks developed in a few items, Southern Pine plywood overall was on a firmer footing than western Fir plywood. Prices tumbled through the week in western Fir plywood markets after several mills took deep counters to move volumes. 

(f.o.b. mill prices) This Week
Nov 7
Last Week
Oct 31
Year Ago
Random Lengths Structural Panel Composite Price* $410 $414 $370
Southern (west-east) 15/32-inch 3-ply rated sheathing plywood 461-510 461-515 368-393
Southern (west-east) 15/32-inch 4-ply rated sheathing plywood 477-515 482-518 370-398
Western 1/2-inch 4-ply rated sheathing plywood 457 473 390
North Central 7/16-inch Oriented Strand Board 222 222 245
*Weighted average of 11 key items




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

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