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March  23, 2015

U.S.: Lumber and panel market report ---- Week 11  2015

Random Lengths Lumber Market Report

Prices of framing lumber finished lower in most species, although some producers were able to hold quotes to their midweek levels. A gain in futures late Tuesday sparked sales in the cash market on Wednesday, as wholesalers covered shorts and distributors and dealers filled in inventory holes. Follow-through Thursday was mixed, but generally spotty. Late-week firming was not enough to overcome early weakness and the Random Lengths Framing Lumber Composite Price fell $2, to $333.


  This Week
Mar 20
Last Week
Mar 13
Year Ago
Random Lengths Framing Lumber Composite Price* $333 $335 $384
KD Western S-P-F #2&Btr 2x4 R/L Mill Price 276 282 366
KD Eastern S-P-F #1&2 2x4 R/L, delivered Great Lakes 381 389 447
Green Douglas Fir Std&Btr 2x4 R/L (Portland) 298 300 363
Southern Pine (Westside) #2 2x4 R/L 395 395 409
KD Coast Hem-Fir #2&Btr 2x4 R/L 310 312 402
Ponderosa Pine (Inland) #2&Btr 1x12 R/L 670 665 725
* Weighted average of 15 key items




Random Lengths Panel Market Report

Structural panel trading was mixed. OSB mill sales on the open market were sparse, and a number of buyers expressed frustration that they couldn¨t persuade producers to accept their counters. Southern Pine plywood prices showed scattered upward adjustments in early trading, and then held. The tone of the market was upbeat. Most mills quoted shipments for the week of March 30. Western Fir plywood sales at the mill level tapered from last week¨s brisk pace, but secondaries saw a bump in demand.


(f.o.b. mill prices) This Week
Mar 20
Last Week
Mar 13
Year Ago
Random Lengths Structural Panel Composite Price* $376 $374 $365
Southern (west-east) 15/32-inch 3-ply rated sheathing plywood 442-500 439-495 379-417
Southern (west-east) 15/32-inch 4-ply rated sheathing plywood 447-508 442-505 387-419
Western 1/2-inch 4-ply rated sheathing plywood 427 419 383
North Central 7/16-inch Oriented Strand Board 183 183 215
*Weighted average of 11 key items




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

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