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U.S. lumber and panel market reports

June 23, 2017

U.S.: Lumber and panel market report ---- Week 25  2017
Random Lengths Lumber Market Report
Framing lumber markets were mixed, with a firm to strengthening trend in western and Canadian species contrasting with a continued softening in Southern Pine. Heavy rain drenched a wide swath of the Southeast, disrupting trading, shipping, and production across the region. A tropical storm making landfall along the Gulf Coast was the primary culprit, as heavy rain ranged from Texas to Florida and the Carolinas. Weakness in SYP offset any gains in the other species; the Random Lengths Framing Lumber Composite Price held after eight straight weekly declines.


  This Week
Jun 23
Last Week
Jun 16
Year Ago
Random Lengths Framing Lumber Composite Price* $397 $397 $348
KD Western S-P-F #2&Btr 2x4 R/L Mill Price 372 371 316
KD Eastern S-P-F #1&2 2x4 R/L, delivered Great Lakes 464 457 420
Green Douglas Fir Std&Btr 2x4 R/L (Portland) 415 405 353
Southern Pine (Westside) #2 2x4 R/L 403 420 378
KD Coast Hem-Fir #2&Btr 2x4 R/L 395 392 357
Ponderosa Pine (Inland) #2&Btr 1x12 R/L 700 700 705
* Weighted average of 15 key items



Random Lengths Panel Market Report
Structural panel trading was measured, but prices of most items posted moderate gains. OSB prices grinded higher even though sales were a notch slower in most regions. Extended order files allowed producers to keep modest upward pressure on quotes. Southern Pine plywood trading remained uneven but liquid. Most buyers stepped in to purchase only what they needed and lacked a sense of urgency. Western Fir plywood trading was steady to active, but lagged last week’s pace slightly. Mills achieved higher prices in a controlled, orderly fashion.


(f.o.b. mill prices)

(f.o.b. mill prices) This Week
Jun 23
Last Week
Jun 16
Year Ago
Random Lengths Structural Panel Composite Price* $410 $407 $373
Southern (west-east) 15/32-inch 3-ply rated sheathing plywood 345-370 345-370 367-387
Southern (west-east) 15/32-inch 4-ply rated sheathing plywood 350-375 350-375 372-390
Western 1/2-inch 4-ply rated sheathing plywood 427 416 395
North Central 7/16-inch Oriented Strand Board 337 330 275
*Weighted average of 11 key items



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

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