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U.S. lumber and panel market reports

June 16, 2017

U.S.: Lumber and panel market report ---- Week 24  2017
Random Lengths Lumber Market Report
Demand for framing lumber perked up in most species, although not across the board. A drying spell in the Southeast, the pending determination in the anti-dumping case, and price levels that buyers more readily supported were all cited as factors in a strengthened sales pace. The major exception was Southern Pine; mills struggled to match sales with output, leaving prices soft and spanning wide ranges. Drops in SYP offset gains in other  species, and the Random Lengths Framing Lumber Composite Price edged down.


(f.o.b. mill prices)  This Week
Jun 16
 Last Week
Jun 9
Year Ago
Random Lengths Framing Lumber Composite Price* $397 $398 $349
KD Western S-P-F #2&Btr 2x4 R/L Mill Price 371 359 320
KD Eastern S-P-F #1&2 2x4 R/L, delivered Great Lakes 457 455 420
Green Douglas Fir Std&Btr 2x4 R/L (Portland) 405 397 350
Southern Pine (Westside) #2 2x4 R/L 420 434 381
KD Coast Hem-Fir #2&Btr 2x4 R/L 392 390 370
Ponderosa Pine (Inland) #2&Btr 1x12 R/L 700 700 705
* Weighted average of 15 key items



Random Lengths Panel Market Report
Structural panel prices gained ground amid uneven trading. OSB sales moderated from last week’s pace, but prices continued to march higher in all regions. Activity was strongest in the West, and double-digit increases were posted in most markets. In Southern Pine plywood, a lack of urgency among buyers led to a sporadic sales pace. Prices held as mills were able to extend order files. After mixed signals early in the week, 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 16
Last Week
Jun 9
Year Ago
Random Lengths Structural Panel Composite Price* $407 $401 $371
Southern (west-east) 15/32-inch 3-ply rated sheathing plywood 345-370 345-370 360-380
Southern (west-east) 15/32-inch 4-ply rated sheathing plywood 350-375 350-375 362-380
Western 1/2-inch 4-ply rated sheathing plywood 416 403 383
North Central 7/16-inch Oriented Strand Board 330 320 277
*Weighted average of 11 key items



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

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