Get Your Quotation

  Home:  Global Wood p01.gif (127 bytes)   Industry News & Markets

U.S. lumber and panel market reports

January 27, 2017

U.S.: Lumber and panel market report ---- Week 4 2017
Random Lengths Lumber Market Report
Demand for framing lumber gained steam as the week progressed, and in some species trading picked up sharply Wednesday and Thursday. A futures-incited surge in Western S-P-F developed Wednesday, as traders reacted to speculative talk circulating about the trade case. That activity helped turn a weakening price trend in #2&Btr 2x4 into a decided upturn. Moderating weather in many regions played a role, as buyers more seriously shopped for spring needs. The Random Lengths Framing Lumber Composite Price edged up, stemming a four-week downturn.


  This Week
Jan 27
Last Week
Jan 20
Year Ago
Random Lengths Framing Lumber Composite Price* $355 $354 $305
KD Western S-P-F #2&Btr 2x4 R/L Mill Price 311 306 245
KD Eastern S-P-F #1&2 2x4 R/L, delivered Great Lakes 400 401 349
Green Douglas Fir Std&Btr 2x4 R/L (Portland) 345 345 290
Southern Pine (Westside) #2 2x4 R/L 426 426 392
KD Coast Hem-Fir #2&Btr 2x4 R/L 355 350 298
Ponderosa Pine (Inland) #2&Btr 1x12 R/L 590 590 660
* Weighted average of 15 key items



Random Lengths Panel Market Report
Structural panel trading gained momentum as the week progressed. OSB producers reported a modest improvement in sales, but activity trailed production, leaving prices soft in all regions. Discounts of $5-10 were reported. Southern Pine plywood trading was brisk during the latter part of the week, as customers looked to replenish lean inventories. Weather conditions favored consumption. Western Fir plywood trading picked up late Tuesday and the pace held through the week.


(f.o.b. mill prices)

(f.o.b. mill prices) This Week
Jan 27
Last Week
Jan 20
Year Ago
Random Lengths Structural Panel Composite Price* $363 $366 $348
Southern (west-east) 15/32-inch 3-ply rated sheathing plywood 350-375 345-370 360-388
Southern (west-east) 15/32-inch 4-ply rated sheathing plywood 350-375 345-370 365-388
Western 1/2-inch 4-ply rated sheathing plywood 357 357 330
North Central 7/16-inch Oriented Strand Board 270 280 225
*Weighted average of 11 key items



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

Related News:

CopyRight Global Wood Trade Network. All rights reserved