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December  31, 2014

U.S.: Lumber and panel market report ---- Week 53  2014

Random Lengths Lumber Market Report

The framing lumber market closed 2014 on a quiet note but firm footing. Trading was thin; absenteeism was widespread among both buyers and sellers. Production was limited as well, as numerous producers undertook year-end maintenance downtime. Most producers maintained a bullish posture, citing order files extending into early to mid-January. Some buyers also anticipated a good start to the year, noting that customers had run their inventories down to the ground, as well as reports of upcoming jobs.


  This Week
Dec 31
Last Week
Dec 24
Year Ago
Random Lengths Framing Lumber Composite Price* $385 $382 $390
KD Western S-P-F #2&Btr 2x4 R/L Mill Price 340 340 372
KD Eastern S-P-F #1&2 2x4 R/L, delivered Great Lakes 442 440 458
Green Douglas Fir Std&Btr 2x4 R/L (Portland) 317 317 370
Southern Pine (Westside) #2 2x4 R/L 465 457 431
KD Coast Hem-Fir #2&Btr 2x4 R/L 345 345 385
Ponderosa Pine (Inland) #2&Btr 1x12 R/L 665 665 830
* Weighted average of 15 key items





Random Lengths Panel Market Report

The holidays distracted structural panel markets. For most OSB traders, administrative duties took precedence over sales. With phones mostly quiet, traders worked on firming 2015 contractual obligations or wrapped up inventory counts. Slack sales left prices of Southern Pine rated sheathing treating water. Several mills were down and most purchases were limited to fill-in loads. It was another mixed western Fir plywood market in a holiday-shortened week. Sales were brisk on Monday, but tapered off thereafter.


(f.o.b. mill prices) This Week
Dec 31
Last Week
Dec 24
Year Ago
Random Lengths Structural Panel Composite Price* $394 $394 $370
Southern (west-east) 15/32-inch 3-ply rated sheathing plywood 447-484 447-484 372-410
Southern (west-east) 15/32-inch 4-ply rated sheathing plywood 452-492 452-492 380-416
Western 1/2-inch 4-ply rated sheathing plywood 420 420 390
North Central 7/16-inch Oriented Strand Board 205 205 233
*Weighted average of 11 key items




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

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