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U.S. lumber and panel market reports

November 04, 2016

U.S.: Lumber and panel market report ---- Week 43  2016
Random Lengths Lumber Market Report
While trading in Canadian S-P-F got a shot in the arm on Tuesday, caution prevailed overall in framing lumber markets. Prices of the upper grades in all species finished lower. Seasonal softening was a factor, but traders also cited concern about the U.S.-Canada trade issue. Meanwhile, U.S. and Canadian traders alike looked forward to putting next week’s U.S. presidential election behind them. Led by drops in western species and Southern Pine, the Random Lengths Framing Lumber Composite Price fell $5.


  This Week
Nov 4
Last Week
Oct 28
Year Ago
Random Lengths Framing Lumber Composite Price* $345 $350 $330
KD Western S-P-F #2&Btr 2x4 R/L Mill Price 302 307 272
KD Eastern S-P-F #1&2 2x4 R/L, delivered Great Lakes 395 400 377
Green Douglas Fir Std&Btr 2x4 R/L (Portland) 318 325 309
Southern Pine (Westside) #2 2x4 R/L 428 432 405
KD Coast Hem-Fir #2&Btr 2x4 R/L 327 330 318
Ponderosa Pine (Inland) #2&Btr 1x12 R/L 640 650 660
* Weighted average of 15 key items



Random Lengths Panel Market Report
Structural panel sales picked up modestly, but it wasn’t enough to stem the downward tide in prices. Although the pace of OSB sales improved from the previous week, discounts remained available in many producing regions. Dealers and distributors across North America trimmed inventories. While Southern Pine plywood prices continued to erode, several traders reported a better volume of sales. Western Fir plywood business was solid, but supply outstripped demand and prices gave ground.

(f.o.b. mill prices)

(f.o.b. mill prices) This Week
Nov 4
Last Week
Oct 28
Year Ago
Random Lengths Structural Panel Composite Price* $366 $372 $369
Southern (west-east) 15/32-inch 3-ply rated sheathing plywood 350-380 362-385 373-410
Southern (west-east) 15/32-inch 4-ply rated sheathing plywood 355-383 365-392 375-415
Western 1/2-inch 4-ply rated sheathing plywood 344 355 361
North Central 7/16-inch Oriented Strand Board 287 287 253
*Weighted average of 11 key items



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

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