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U.S. lumber and panel market reports

June 09, 2017

U.S.: Lumber and panel market report ---- Week 23  2017
Random Lengths Lumber Market Report
Buyers showed more interest in purchasing framing lumber, and prices finished the week on a firmer footing. Producers of Western and Eastern S-P-F took more aggressive approaches to finding trading levels, which drew in increasing volumes as the week progressed. Sales picked up on Wednesday and largely followed through on Thursday. Sales also gained momentum in other species, even if prices didn’t always reflect a stronger market. With key prices failing to fully recover from early weakness, the Random Lengths Framing Lumber Composite Price fell $4, to $398.


  This Week
Jun 9
Last Week
Jun 2
Year Ago
Random Lengths Framing Lumber Composite Price* $398 $402 $352
KD Western S-P-F #2&Btr 2x4 R/L Mill Price 359 366 320
KD Eastern S-P-F #1&2 2x4 R/L, delivered Great Lakes 455 460 415
Green Douglas Fir Std&Btr 2x4 R/L (Portland) 397 390 353
Southern Pine (Westside) #2 2x4 R/L 434 442 388
KD Coast Hem-Fir #2&Btr 2x4 R/L 390 395 372
Ponderosa Pine (Inland) #2&Btr 1x12 R/L 700 695 705
* Weighted average of 15 key items



Random Lengths Panel Market Report
Structural panel markets shook off a sluggish start and gained momentum as the week progressed. Some OSB traders reported activity Wednesday and Thursday was the strongest they have seen in weeks. Prices found a bottom in all producing regions. Southern Pine plywood prices rebounded across all zones amid steady, if not improved, sales. A number of mills extended order files to the weeks of June 19 and 26. Western Fir plywood sales picked up Tuesday and hit a higher gear on Wednesday.


(f.o.b. mill prices)

(f.o.b. mill prices) This Week
Jun 9
Last Week
Jun 2
Year Ago
Random Lengths Structural Panel Composite Price* $401 $400 $372
Southern (west-east) 15/32-inch 3-ply rated sheathing plywood 345-370 345-375 355-375
Southern (west-east) 15/32-inch 4-ply rated sheathing plywood 350-375 350-380 355-375
Western 1/2-inch 4-ply rated sheathing plywood 403 403 371
North Central 7/16-inch Oriented Strand Board 320 320 280
*Weighted average of 11 key items



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

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