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May 11, 2015

U.S.: Lumber and panel market report ---- Week 18  2015

Random Lengths Lumber Market Report

Trading in framing lumber remained tough as May got underway. Modestly improving sales in the field were widely reported, as warmer and drier weather arrived in key markets. But there were ample supplies at the distribution and retail levels to serve the demand. Mills struggled to match sales with production. The Random Lengths Framing Lumber Composite Price fell to $315, officially confirming that Canadian mills in June will be subject to the second highest tax tier under the Softwood Lumber Agreement. 


  This Week
May 8
Last Week
May 1
Year Ago
Random Lengths Framing Lumber Composite Price* $315 $321 $376
KD Western S-P-F #2&Btr 2x4 R/L Mill Price 252 252 346
KD Eastern S-P-F #1&2 2x4 R/L, delivered Great Lakes 345 348 436
Green Douglas Fir Std&Btr 2x4 R/L (Portland) 290 290 330
Southern Pine (Westside) #2 2x4 R/L 365 383 389
KD Coast Hem-Fir #2&Btr 2x4 R/L 300 300 402
Ponderosa Pine (Inland) #2&Btr 1x12 R/L 670 670 750
* Weighted average of 15 key items




Random Lengths Panel Market Report

Structural panel trading was mixed by region and product. OSB producers found pockets of activity. But the pickup did not permeate into all markets, and some areas maintained the status quo. While sales kept up with production at some Southern Pine plywood mills, others fell short. Price incentives were required to keep loads moving. The western Fir plywood market took on a more upbeat tone as the week progressed. A spurt of business around midweek pushed order files at most mills into late May. 


(f.o.b. mill prices) This Week
May 8
Last Week
May 1
Year Ago
Random Lengths Structural Panel Composite Price* $357 $358 $386
Southern (west-east) 15/32-inch 3-ply rated sheathing plywood 405-455 414-460 412-440
Southern (west-east) 15/32-inch 4-ply rated sheathing plywood 405-460 414-465 412-445
Western 1/2-inch 4-ply rated sheathing plywood 389 387 449
North Central 7/16-inch Oriented Strand Board 190 182 235
*Weighted average of 11 key items



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

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