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April 22, 2016

U.S.: Lumber and panel market report ---- Week 16  2016
Random Lengths Lumber Market Report
Price trends in framing lumber were mixed. Southern Pine was the primary exception to a wider weakening trend. A number of SYP mills were off the market as they caught up on late shipments. Torrential rains and floods preoccupied traders in East Texas, but other key markets picked up the slack. In other species, trading was generally liquid, but producers usually had to trim prices to entice buyers. Strength in Southern Pine offset weakness in the other species, and the Random Lengths Framing Lumber Composite Price was unchanged.


  This Week
Apr 22
Last Week
Apr 15
Year Ago
Random Lengths Framing Lumber Composite Price* $346 $346 $332
KD Western S-P-F #2&Btr 2x4 R/L Mill Price 284 294 249
KD Eastern S-P-F #1&2 2x4 R/L, delivered Great Lakes 370 384 361
Green Douglas Fir Std&Btr 2x4 R/L (Portland) 320 325 290
Southern Pine (Westside) #2 2x4 R/L 421 411 408
KD Coast Hem-Fir #2&Btr 2x4 R/L 380 382 305
Ponderosa Pine (Inland) #2&Btr 1x12 R/L 690 685 670
* Weighted average of 15 key items



Random Lengths Panel Market Report
Structural panel trading and price trends were mixed. In most regions, OSB sales were quiet as buyers digested recent purchases. Trading was most active in Western Canada. Southern Pine plywood mills went after orders on rated sheathing more aggressively staring Wednesday. Producers opened to sharp counters or lowered quotes to draw in customers. Most western Fir plywood producers reported an increase in sheathing sales. However, several cut quotes and opened to hefty counters to build order files through next week.


(f.o.b. mill prices) This Week
Apr 22
Last Week
Apr 15
Year Ago
Random Lengths Structural Panel Composite Price* $355 $359 $364
Southern (west-east) 15/32-inch 3-ply rated sheathing plywood 353-370 360-385 423-470
Southern (west-east) 15/32-inch 4-ply rated sheathing plywood 353-372 363-390 425-475
Western 1/2-inch 4-ply rated sheathing plywood 345 363 418
North Central 7/16-inch Oriented Strand Board 247 247 175
*Weighted average of 11 key items



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

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