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U.S. lumber and panel market reports

October 28, 2016

U.S.: Lumber and panel market report ---- Week 42  2016
Random Lengths Lumber Market Report
Trading in framing lumber turned bearish amid thinning mill order files and fading consumption in the field. Low expectations were widely held with many traders attending the annual NAWLA Traders Market in Las Vegas. Nonetheless, the quiet tone of the market left traders looking beyond the conference for answers to what has been a disappointing October for many. The Random Lengths Framing Lumber Composite Price shed $6 for the week, finishing at $350.


  This Week
Oct 28
Last Week
Oct 21
Year Ago
Random Lengths Framing Lumber Composite Price* $350 $356 $325
KD Western S-P-F #2&Btr 2x4 R/L Mill Price 307 318 272
KD Eastern S-P-F #1&2 2x4 R/L, delivered Great Lakes 400 409 374
Green Douglas Fir Std&Btr 2x4 R/L (Portland) 325 330 305
Southern Pine (Westside) #2 2x4 R/L 432 434 390
KD Coast Hem-Fir #2&Btr 2x4 R/L 330 330 312
Ponderosa Pine (Inland) #2&Btr 1x12 R/L 650 655 660
* Weighted average of 15 key items



Random Lengths Panel Market Report
Prices of structural panels lost ground as demand failed to keep pace with supplies. OSB held in best, but weakness was still evident in Western Canada and delivered markets in the West. Small discounts were accepted there for loads that shipped in the week of November 7. Southern Pine and western Fir plywood mills opened to counters to extend order files. Mild weather fueled brisk job site activity in the South, but replacement purchases were hit and miss. The Random Lengths Structural Panel Composite Price fell $4.

(f.o.b. mill prices)

(f.o.b. mill prices) This Week
Oct 28
Last Week
Oct 21
Year Ago
Random Lengths Structural Panel Composite Price* $372 $376 $365
Southern (west-east) 15/32-inch 3-ply rated sheathing plywood 362-385 367-385 373-405
Southern (west-east) 15/32-inch 4-ply rated sheathing plywood 365-392 373-400 375-412
Western 1/2-inch 4-ply rated sheathing plywood 355 365 366
North Central 7/16-inch Oriented Strand Board 287 287 248
*Weighted average of 11 key items



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

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