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U.S. lumber and panel market reports

February 12, 2016

U.S.: Lumber and panel market report ---- Week 6  2016
Random Lengths Lumber Market Report
Trading of framing lumber slowed, but momentum carrying over from the previous week pushed many prices higher. Upward pressure eased as the week progressed. Buyers digested higher prices and order files that often pushed out into late February and early March. Wintry weather in some markets and the sinking stock market in the U.S. were cited as additional factors limiting follow-through from the previous two weeks’ action. The Random Lengths Framing Lumber Composite Price gained $4.


  This Week
Feb 12
Last Week
Feb 5
Year Ago
Random Lengths Framing Lumber Composite Price* $313 $309 $363
KD Western S-P-F #2&Btr 2x4 R/L Mill Price 260 255 322
KD Eastern S-P-F #1&2 2x4 R/L, delivered Great Lakes 360 359 425
Green Douglas Fir Std&Btr 2x4 R/L (Portland) 308 300 315
Southern Pine (Westside) #2 2x4 R/L 383 385 430
KD Coast Hem-Fir #2&Btr 2x4 R/L 298 298 335
Ponderosa Pine (Inland) #2&Btr 1x12 R/L 665 660 665
* Weighted average of 15 key items




Random Lengths Panel Market Report
Structural panel sales were mixed, but prices generally held. A flurry of activity last week helped OSB producers build order files, and prices in most regions found a bottom. Carryover this week was mixed. Steady sales allowed Southern Pine plywood producers to maintain order files of one to two weeks, and prices were on an even keel. Most orders were for truckloads. The pace and sentiment in the western Fir plywood market varied among producers in an uneven week of trading. 


(f.o.b. mill prices) This Week
Feb 12
Last Week
Feb 5
Year Ago
Random Lengths Structural Panel Composite Price* $343 $343 $379
Southern (west-east) 15/32-inch 3-ply rated sheathing plywood 365-393 363-393 432-470
Southern (west-east) 15/32-inch 4-ply rated sheathing plywood 370-393 370-393 435-480
Western 1/2-inch 4-ply rated sheathing plywood 337 334 418
North Central 7/16-inch Oriented Strand Board 213 213 195
*Weighted average of 11 key items



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

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