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U.S. lumber and panel market reports

June 24, 2016

U.S.: Lumber and panel market report ---- Week 25  2016
Random Lengths Lumber Market Report
Buyers kept a low profile, and soft pricing was more prevalent in framing lumber. Coming holiday weekends in Canada and the U.S. had traders working to pare inventories. Oppressive summer heat in the Southwest and Southeast was a factor limiting consumption. Traders also noted that customers — having covered many of their first-half needs — were waiting for purchases for new projects to get under way. The Random Lengths Framing Lumber Composite Price slipped $1.


  This Week
Jun 24
Last Week
Jun 17
Year Ago
Random Lengths Framing Lumber Composite Price* $348 $349 $342
KD Western S-P-F #2&Btr 2x4 R/L Mill Price 316 320 299
KD Eastern S-P-F #1&2 2x4 R/L, delivered Great Lakes 420 420 387
Green Douglas Fir Std&Btr 2x4 R/L (Portland) 353 350 333
Southern Pine (Westside) #2 2x4 R/L 378 381 352
KD Coast Hem-Fir #2&Btr 2x4 R/L 357 370 327
Ponderosa Pine (Inland) #2&Btr 1x12 R/L 705 705 670
* Weighted average of 15 key items



Random Lengths Panel Market Report
Structural panel markets gained momentum. A strong week of sales, especially in the South, prompted producers to take a firmer approach to quotes by Friday. Southern markets appeared to find a bottom Wednesday and Thursday. Numerous factors aligned to give the Southern Pine plywood market a solid boost. Downtime planned for the week of July 4 by several producers helped cushion order files. The western Fir plywood market sustained recent strength. Solid sales helped mills raise prices.

(f.o.b. mill prices)

(f.o.b. mill prices) This Week
Jun 24
Last Week
Jun 17
Year Ago
Random Lengths Structural Panel Composite Price* $373 $371 $369
Southern (west-east) 15/32-inch 3-ply rated sheathing plywood 367-387 360-380 415-435
Southern (west-east) 15/32-inch 4-ply rated sheathing plywood 372-390 362-380 415-440
Western 1/2-inch 4-ply rated sheathing plywood 395 383 408
North Central 7/16-inch Oriented Strand Board 275 277 208
*Weighted average of 11 key items



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

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