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U.S. lumber and panel market reports

 February 02, 2018

U.S.: Lumber and panel market report ---- Week 5  2018
Random Lengths Lumber Market Report

Trading eased, but not enough to slow the upward momentum of many framing lumber species. Gains were especially sharp in the West, and Douglas Fir and Fir&Larch in particular. Sharp double-digit increases pushed many prices further into record territory. Meanwhile, trading heated up in Southern Pine, and producers easily garnered higher prices, which were still far more competitive compared to other species. Another week of robust gains pushed the Random Lengths Framing Lumber Composite Price to $481, still shy of its record of $510 set in late 1993.





  This Week
Feb 2
Last Week
Jan 26
Year Ago
Random Lengths Framing Lumber Composite Price* $481 $471 $366
KD Western S-P-F #2&Btr 2x4 R/L Mill Price 510 510 338
KD Eastern S-P-F #1&2 2x4 R/L, delivered Great Lakes 594 589 412
Green Douglas Fir Std&Btr 2x4 R/L (Portland) 560 545 350
Southern Pine (Westside) #2 2x4 R/L 524 508 436
KD Coast Hem-Fir #2&Btr 2x4 R/L 535 525 367
Ponderosa Pine (Inland) #2&Btr 1x12 R/L 735 735 585
* Weighted average of 15 key items



Random Lengths Panel Market Report

Structural panel prices jumped amid a widespread scramble for coverage. After a quiet start to the week, mill sales of OSB picked up appreciably on Wednesday, and reported prices posted double-digit increases in all regions. Constricted supplies of Southern Pine plywood in all zones were evident throughout the distribution pipeline and fueled price increases, as steady demand went unabated. A sluggish start in western Fir plywood turned busy by Wednesday. Solid trading featured spurts of heavy activity.





(f.o.b. mill prices)

(f.o.b. mill prices) This Week
Feb 2
Last Week
Jan 26
Year Ago
Random Lengths Structural Panel Composite Price* $493 $474 $371
Southern (west-east) 15/32-inch 3-ply rated sheathing plywood 500-540 485-525 365-380
Southern (west-east) 15/32-inch 4-ply rated sheathing plywood 505-545 490-530 365-380
Western 1/2-inch 4-ply rated sheathing plywood 531 518 386
North Central 7/16-inch Oriented Strand Board 355 340 270
*Weighted average of 11 key items

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

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