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 November 9, 2015

U.S.: Lumber and panel market report ---- Week 44  2015
Random Lengths Lumber Market Report
Amid gains, cracks also developed in framing lumber prices, as trading was sluggish much of the week. Many decision makers and traders traveled to Dallas at midweek for the annual NAWLA Traders Market, while others attended a few other industry shows. This left phone activity at a low level through Thursday, with expectations that it would remain limited for the balance of the week. Even so, the Random Lengths Framing Lumber Composite Price edged up, posting its sixth straight weekly gain. 
  This Week
Nov 6
Last Week
Oct 30
Year Ago
Random Lengths Framing Lumber Composite Price* $331 $330 $372
KD Western S-P-F #2&Btr 2x4 R/L Mill Price 268 272 337
KD Eastern S-P-F #1&2 2x4 R/L, delivered Great Lakes 375 377 433
Green Douglas Fir Std&Btr 2x4 R/L (Portland) 310 309 305
Southern Pine (Westside) #2 2x4 R/L 416 405 424
KD Coast Hem-Fir #2&Btr 2x4 R/L 323 318 345
Ponderosa Pine (Inland) #2&Btr 1x12 R/L 660 660 675
* Weighted average of 15 key items






Random Lengths Panel Market Report
Energy faded in structural panel markets. OSB sales slowed as the week progressed. Buyers covered scattered needs with less urgency. Many stepped back to digest purchases made in recent weeks. Southern Pine plywood producers marked a dull week of sales, as wet weather slowed shipments to soggy job sites. Some wrote the week off, as many customers were out of their offices to attend industry gatherings. Trading in western Fir plywood was tough, particularly in sheathing, and prices softened modestly. 

(f.o.b. mill prices) This Week
Nov 6
Last Week
Oct 30
Year Ago
Random Lengths Structural Panel Composite Price* $369 $369 $410
Southern (west-east) 15/32-inch 3-ply rated sheathing plywood 370-400 373-410 461-510
Southern (west-east) 15/32-inch 4-ply rated sheathing plywood 370-400 375-415 477-515
Western 1/2-inch 4-ply rated sheathing plywood 354 361 457
North Central 7/16-inch Oriented Strand Board 257 253 222
*Weighted average of 11 key items



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

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