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U.S. lumber and panel market reports

 January 19, 2018

U.S.: Lumber and panel market report ---- Week 3  2018
Random Lengths Lumber Market Report

Trading in framing lumber remained active, and gains pushed some prices to all-time highs. The action left traders shaking their heads — some in near disbelief — given the time of year and another bout of frigid temperatures across much of the nation. Cold, icy weather stifled job sites from the Midwest to the Northeast and into the Deep South. However, it had little impact on mill sales. Sharp price gains pushed the Random Lengths Framing Lumber Composite Price up $13 for the week. 



  This Week
Jan 19
Last Week
Jan 12
Year Ago
Random Lengths Framing Lumber Composite Price* $458 $445 $354
KD Western S-P-F #2&Btr 2x4 R/L Mill Price 502 486 306
KD Eastern S-P-F #1&2 2x4 R/L, delivered Great Lakes 582 557 401
Green Douglas Fir Std&Btr 2x4 R/L (Portland) 520 495 345
Southern Pine (Westside) #2 2x4 R/L 495 482 426
KD Coast Hem-Fir #2&Btr 2x4 R/L 515 495 350
Ponderosa Pine (Inland) #2&Btr 1x12 R/L 735 735 590
* Weighted average of 15 key items



Random Lengths Panel Market Report

Structural panel markets were active despite distractions from severe winter weather. Sales of OSB gained momentum, especially in the second half of the week. In the South, buyers addressed immediate needs with increasing urgency. Bitter cold and snow disrupted Southern Pine plywood production in some regions. Demand persisted amid lean inventories and a dearth of imported panels. Western Fir plywood trading was active, if a touch slower than the previous week. 




(f.o.b. mill prices)

(f.o.b. mill prices) This Week
Jan 19
Last Week
Jan 12
Year Ago
Random Lengths Structural Panel Composite Price* $454 $444 $366
Southern (west-east) 15/32-inch 3-ply rated sheathing plywood 470-510 460-500 345-370
Southern (west-east) 15/32-inch 4-ply rated sheathing plywood 475-515 465-505 345-370
Western 1/2-inch 4-ply rated sheathing plywood 498 481 357
North Central 7/16-inch Oriented Strand Board 320 310 280
*Weighted average of 11 key items

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

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