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 February 16, 2018

U.S.: Lumber and panel market report ---- Week 7  2018
Random Lengths Lumber Market Report

Following a measured start to trading, framing lumber sales picked up after midweek, and many key prices continued for forge higher. More price records fell, while many other prices having already far surpassed previous highs moved higher still. Despite a growing sense of angst among customers, many secondaries extended their long positions, seeing little downside risk in the near term. The Random Lengths Framing Lumber Composite Price hit the $500 mark, closing in on its all-time high of $510. 






  This Week
Feb 16
Last Week
Feb 9
Year Ago
Random Lengths Framing Lumber Composite Price* $500 $492 $405
KD Western S-P-F #2&Btr 2x4 R/L Mill Price 527 516 389
KD Eastern S-P-F #1&2 2x4 R/L, delivered Great Lakes 609 601 447
Green Douglas Fir Std&Btr 2x4 R/L (Portland) 595 580 370
Southern Pine (Westside) #2 2x4 R/L 553 541 476
KD Coast Hem-Fir #2&Btr 2x4 R/L 550 545 400
Ponderosa Pine (Inland) #2&Btr 1x12 R/L 740 735 570
* Weighted average of 15 key items



Random Lengths Panel Market Report

Structural panel trading eased compared to the pace evident in recent weeks. Prices, however, continued to climb on tight supplies. Mill sales of OSB remained limited due to a number of producers staying off the market with extended order files. Southern Pine plywood trading was steady for much of the week, but lagged the pace of late. Mills, however, noted sales picked up Friday morning, which led some to bump quotes. Western Fir plywood trading was steady but unspectacular for much of the week before finding another gear Thursday. 





(f.o.b. mill prices)

(f.o.b. mill prices) This Week
Feb 16
Last Week
Feb 9
Year Ago
Random Lengths Structural Panel Composite Price* $523 $512 $401
Southern (west-east) 15/32-inch 3-ply rated sheathing plywood 520-565 510-555 395-410
Southern (west-east) 15/32-inch 4-ply rated sheathing plywood 525-570 515-560 395-410
Western 1/2-inch 4-ply rated sheathing plywood 544 540 409
North Central 7/16-inch Oriented Strand Board 385 375 302
*Weighted average of 11 key items

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

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