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April 21, 2017

U.S.: Lumber and panel market report ---- Week 16  2017
Random Lengths Lumber Market Report
With the preliminary determination in the countervailing duty case just days away, trading in framing lumber slowed — to a crawl in Canadian S-P-F. Guarding against making any missteps, traders were determined to wait and see what the Department of Commerce’s ruling entails. The ruling is expected to be announced publicly April 25. Nonetheless, recent gains maintained modest momentum and the Random Lengths Framing Lumber Composite Price rose $4, to $437.


  This Week
Apr 21
Last Week
Apr 14
Year Ago
Random Lengths Framing Lumber Composite Price* $437 $433 $346
KD Western S-P-F #2&Btr 2x4 R/L Mill Price 410 420 284
KD Eastern S-P-F #1&2 2x4 R/L, delivered Great Lakes 489 487 370
Green Douglas Fir Std&Btr 2x4 R/L (Portland) 395 390 320
Southern Pine (Westside) #2 2x4 R/L 502 492 421
KD Coast Hem-Fir #2&Btr 2x4 R/L 425 420 380
Ponderosa Pine (Inland) #2&Btr 1x12 R/L 655 645 690
* Weighted average of 15 key items



Random Lengths Panel Market Report
Structural panel prices gained ground amid a slower sales pace. Mill sales of OSB tapered as buyers hesitated to purchase loads that wouldn’t ship for weeks at prices that represented four-year highs. In Southern Pine plywood markets, steady demand for rated sheathing pushed prices higher as the week progressed. Some mills quoted aggressively by Friday after incremental increases throughout the week. The tone in western Fir plywood was upbeat after a solid week, although sales slowed from last week.


(f.o.b. mill prices)

(f.o.b. mill prices) This Week
Apr 21
Last Week
Apr 14
Year Ago
Random Lengths Structural Panel Composite Price* $426 $420 $355
Southern (west-east) 15/32-inch 3-ply rated sheathing plywood 385-410 375-405 353-370
Southern (west-east) 15/32-inch 4-ply rated sheathing plywood 390-415 380-410 353-372
Western 1/2-inch 4-ply rated sheathing plywood 441 437 345
North Central 7/16-inch Oriented Strand Board 333 328 247
*Weighted average of 11 key items



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

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