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U.S. lumber and panel market reports

 October 26, 2015

U.S.: Lumber and panel market report ---- Week 42  2015
Random Lengths Lumber Market Report
Trading in framing lumber didn’t measure up to the previous two weeks’ pace. But sales were steady enough for mills to extend order files further into November and keep upward pressure on prices. Mild fall weather prevailed across the continent, and demand was steady to active in both the U.S. and Canada. Traders noted some signs of resistance building among their customers. But the fall rally was undeniable, as the Random Lengths Framing Lumber Composite Price rose for a fourth-straight week. .
  This Week
Oct 23
Last Week
Oct 16
Year Ago
Random Lengths Framing Lumber Composite Price* $325 $316 $381
KD Western S-P-F #2&Btr 2x4 R/L Mill Price 272 262 343
KD Eastern S-P-F #1&2 2x4 R/L, delivered Great Lakes 374 358 441
Green Douglas Fir Std&Btr 2x4 R/L (Portland) 305 298 315
Southern Pine (Westside) #2 2x4 R/L 390 371 433
KD Coast Hem-Fir #2&Btr 2x4 R/L 312 300 360
Ponderosa Pine (Inland) #2&Btr 1x12 R/L 660 660 675
* Weighted average of 15 key items








Random Lengths Panel Market Report
Structural panel markets forged gains. An OSB market that has been on the rise for nearly a quarter hit a higher gear this week. Limited mill offerings became even more scarce. Reported prices often finished with $10-20 increases. Prices of Southern Pine rated sheathing remained in a slow grind upward. Sanded prices, meanwhile, were vulnerable. A few producers remained off the market. Western Fir plywood demand and pricing was mixed in an uneven week of trading. Mill quotes spanned wide ranges.

(f.o.b. mill prices) This Week
Oct 23
Last Week
Oct 16
Year Ago
Random Lengths Structural Panel Composite Price* $365 $358 $414
Southern (west-east) 15/32-inch 3-ply rated sheathing plywood 373-405 365-398 455-515
Southern (west-east) 15/32-inch 4-ply rated sheathing plywood 375-412 368-400 482-518
Western 1/2-inch 4-ply rated sheathing plywood 366 367 480
North Central 7/16-inch Oriented Strand Board 248 238 222
*Weighted average of 11 key items




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

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