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U.S. lumber and panel market reports

September 02, 2016

U.S.: Lumber and panel market report ---- Week 35  2016
Random Lengths Lumber Market Report
Framing lumber traders welcomed the approaching holiday as a chance to take a break from difficult market conditions. Some turned the three-day weekend into a four- or five-day vacation, resulting in sluggish sales for mills. Thursday’s downturn in futures added to the market’s bearish tone. Buyers filled in conservatively, but some had at least moderate needs to address that kept them in the market. They worked hard to find the tallies they wanted and shopped extensively for discounts.


  This Week
Sep 2
Last Week
Aug 26
Year Ago
Random Lengths Framing Lumber Composite Price* $354 $362 $309
KD Western S-P-F #2&Btr 2x4 R/L Mill Price 311 316 249
KD Eastern S-P-F #1&2 2x4 R/L, delivered Great Lakes 421 429 366
Green Douglas Fir Std&Btr 2x4 R/L (Portland) 332 335 310
Southern Pine (Westside) #2 2x4 R/L 409 420 312
KD Coast Hem-Fir #2&Btr 2x4 R/L 330 330 311
Ponderosa Pine (Inland) #2&Btr 1x12 R/L 695 695 665
* Weighted average of 15 key items



Random Lengths Panel Market Report
Structural panel prices were firm to higher amid steady sales. OSB markets sailed into the holiday weekend with an extra push of momentum, especially in the South. Mills in the Southeast sold the heaviest volumes and most readily found support for price increases. Sales of Southern Pine rated sheathing were decent. Truckloads available for quick shipment were most in demand, while carload sales lagged. Western Fir plywood sales were steady as momentum from early in the week carried into Friday.


(f.o.b. mill prices)

(f.o.b. mill prices) This Week
Sep 2
Last Week
Aug 26
Year Ago
Random Lengths Structural Panel Composite Price* $391 $390 $360
Southern (west-east) 15/32-inch 3-ply rated sheathing plywood 370-389 367-387 390-415
Southern (west-east) 15/32-inch 4-ply rated sheathing plywood 372-390 370-390 395-420
Western 1/2-inch 4-ply rated sheathing plywood 420 415 415
North Central 7/16-inch Oriented Strand Board 300 300 210
*Weighted average of 11 key items



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

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