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U.S. lumber and panel market reports

 January 04, 2016

U.S.: Lumber and panel market report ---- Week 52  2015
Random Lengths Lumber Market Report
With many traders absent and weather disrupting business across much of the nation’s midsection, framing lumber prices finished close to where they started the week. Storms and flooding in parts of the South marked the worst of the winter’s first onslaught. But snow also arrived in the Northeast after unseasonably warm weather through much of December. Transportation was a factor as well, as truckers willing to pick up loads between the two holidays were scarce. 


  This Week
Dec 31
Last Week
Dec 23
Year Ago
Random Lengths Framing Lumber Composite Price* $320 $319 $382
KD Western S-P-F #2&Btr 2x4 R/L Mill Price 274 274 340
KD Eastern S-P-F #1&2 2x4 R/L, delivered Great Lakes 375 373 440
Green Douglas Fir Std&Btr 2x4 R/L (Portland) 290 290 317
Southern Pine (Westside) #2 2x4 R/L 412 410 457
KD Coast Hem-Fir #2&Btr 2x4 R/L 303 303 345
Ponderosa Pine (Inland) #2&Btr 1x12 R/L 660 660 665
* Weighted average of 15 key items





Random Lengths Panel Market Report
Structural panel trading dropped off sharply as year-end approached. OSB mill sales slowed considerably from the previous week. A number of traders were out of their offices, and mills quoted shipments for the week of January 11 or later. With most order files into the second week of January, Southern Pine plywood mills coasted through another slack week of sales. Activity was also expectedly scant in western Fir plywood markets with many buyers out of the office or skeleton crews manning trading floors. 


(f.o.b. mill prices) This Week
Dec 31
Last Week
Dec 23
Year Ago
Random Lengths Structural Panel Composite Price* $358 $356 $394
Southern (west-east) 15/32-inch 3-ply rated sheathing plywood 373-405 373-403 447-484
Southern (west-east) 15/32-inch 4-ply rated sheathing plywood 380-412 380-412 452-492
Western 1/2-inch 4-ply rated sheathing plywood 360 358 420
North Central 7/16-inch Oriented Strand Board 230 228 205
*Weighted average of 11 key items




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

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