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April  13, 2015

U.S.: Lumber and panel market report ---- Week 14  2015

Random Lengths Lumber Market Report

Frustration and angst grew among traders of framing lumber, as the market remained in the doldrums. Oversupply was cited as the primary culprit, but demand fundamentals were also getting closer scrutiny. Traders were tired of hearing about weather holding back demand, but for some Mother Nature was still at the fore. Cold, winter-like weather conditions were still present in the Northeast, and rain pounded areas of the South. Tornado watches were in effect across the midsection of the U.S. 


  This Week
Apr 10
Last Week
Apr 3
Year Ago
Random Lengths Framing Lumber Composite Price* $336 $337 $362
KD Western S-P-F #2&Btr 2x4 R/L Mill Price 269 279 336
KD Eastern S-P-F #1&2 2x4 R/L, delivered Great Lakes 369 381 440
Green Douglas Fir Std&Btr 2x4 R/L (Portland) 295 300 327
Southern Pine (Westside) #2 2x4 R/L 406 402 373
KD Coast Hem-Fir #2&Btr 2x4 R/L 310 310 388
Ponderosa Pine (Inland) #2&Btr 1x12 R/L 670 670 730
* Weighted average of 15 key items




Random Lengths Panel Market Report

Structural panel prices faded amid lackluster demand. The downward drift in OSB prices continued unabated, with northern markets especially sluggish. Most buyers continued to purchase hand-to-mouth, even though prices were approaching four-year lows. Moderate downward price pressure persisted in Southern Pine plywood. Buyers lacked urgency, and confined activity to sparse replenishment when inventories had run bare. After last week¨s strong finish, western Fir plywood traders were disappointed in the lack of follow-through this week. 


(f.o.b. mill prices) This Week
Apr 10
Last Week
Apr 3
Year Ago
Random Lengths Structural Panel Composite Price* $369 $371 $354
Southern (west-east) 15/32-inch 3-ply rated sheathing plywood 430-487 435-495 368-400
Southern (west-east) 15/32-inch 4-ply rated sheathing plywood 435-490 440-500 368-400
Western 1/2-inch 4-ply rated sheathing plywood 425 422 382
North Central 7/16-inch Oriented Strand Board 180 180 205
*Weighted average of 11 key items




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

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