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U.S. lumber and panel market reports

 December 15, 2017

U.S.: Lumber and panel market report ---- Week 50  2017
Random Lengths Lumber Market Report

Trading in framing lumber was seasonally measured, but by many accounts more active than usual for the time of year. A mix of price trends developed, as well. But even among some of the softening in prices, traders reported an increase in liquidity compared with the previous several weeks. Southern Pine was a primary exception, as sales in all zones quieted. Wintry weather in the Northeast and Midwest had a cooling effect on Southern Pine, and Eastern S-P-F as well.

  This Week
Dec 15
Last Week
Dec 8
Year Ago
Random Lengths Framing Lumber Composite Price* $431 $434 $360
KD Western S-P-F #2&Btr 2x4 R/L Mill Price 445 462 322
KD Eastern S-P-F #1&2 2x4 R/L, delivered Great Lakes 529 535 408
Green Douglas Fir Std&Btr 2x4 R/L (Portland) 470 465 345
Southern Pine (Westside) #2 2x4 R/L 465 457 435
KD Coast Hem-Fir #2&Btr 2x4 R/L 490 490 347
Ponderosa Pine (Inland) #2&Btr 1x12 R/L 730 730 615
* Weighted average of 15 key items



Random Lengths Panel Market Report

Structural panel sales were measured, but outpaced many traders’ expectations for the time of year. OSB prices were firm to higher in most producing regions, as mill order files extended into January at most plants. Southern Pine plywood sales were steadier than expected. Lean inventories and tight supplies spurred moderate activity. Buyers mostly purchased fill-in volumes. Western Fir plywood trading was steady throughout the week. While far from robust, traders noted December has been more active than usual.


(f.o.b. mill prices)

(f.o.b. mill prices) This Week
Dec 15
Last Week
Dec 8
Year Ago
Random Lengths Structural Panel Composite Price* $426 $427 $368
Southern (west-east) 15/32-inch 3-ply rated sheathing plywood 420-470 410-470 345-380
Southern (west-east) 15/32-inch 4-ply rated sheathing plywood 425-475 415-475 345-385
Western 1/2-inch 4-ply rated sheathing plywood 442 442 368
North Central 7/16-inch Oriented Strand Board 300 300 282
*Weighted average of 11 key items


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

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