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July 07, 2017

U.S.: Lumber and panel market report ---- Week 27  2017
Random Lengths Lumber Market Report
Holidays in the U.S. and Canada, and Tuesday’s Fourth of July in particular, created a disjointed week of trading, with plenty of absences throughout to go along with it. Nonetheless, last week’s stronger finish in many species gave producers the impetus to hold to their quotes until traders filtered back into their offices. Sales picked up in many species starting Wednesday, and were generally more active on Thursday. This gave the overall market a firm to stronger tone, although Southern Pine remained a key exception.


  This Week
Jul 7
Last Week
Jun 30
Year Ago
Random Lengths Framing Lumber Composite Price* $399 $397 $349
KD Western S-P-F #2&Btr 2x4 R/L Mill Price 379 374 320
KD Eastern S-P-F #1&2 2x4 R/L, delivered Great Lakes 475 470 420
Green Douglas Fir Std&Btr 2x4 R/L (Portland) 435 425 353
Southern Pine (Westside) #2 2x4 R/L 381 388 383
KD Coast Hem-Fir #2&Btr 2x4 R/L 400 400 357
Ponderosa Pine (Inland) #2&Btr 1x12 R/L 695 700 705
* Weighted average of 15 key items



Random Lengths Panel Market Report
Shipping delays and holiday-related interruptions distracted structural panel trading. Tight supplies of OSB supported firm to higher prices amid sparse trading throughout North America. An uneven sales pace followed the Fourth of July holiday in Southern Pine plywood. A number of traders remained out of their offices after taking Monday and Tuesday off. The trading pace in western Fir plywood backed off considerably compared to last week, owing to both the market calming down after the veneer plant dryer fire and the choppy holiday week.


(f.o.b. mill prices)

(f.o.b. mill prices) This Week
Jul 7
Last Week
Jun 30
Year Ago
Random Lengths Structural Panel Composite Price* $422 $420 $383
Southern (west-east) 15/32-inch 3-ply rated sheathing plywood 360-385 355-380 375-397
Southern (west-east) 15/32-inch 4-ply rated sheathing plywood 365-390 360-385 380-410
Western 1/2-inch 4-ply rated sheathing plywood 463 460 412
North Central 7/16-inch Oriented Strand Board 347 345 285
*Weighted average of 11 key items



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

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