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U.S. lumber and panel market reports

 June 01, 2018

U.S.: Lumber and panel market report ---- Week 22  2018
Random Lengths Lumber Market Report

After roaring into the Memorial Day holiday, the framing lumber market was slow to shake off a malaise from the long weekend in the U.S. Prices continued to post gains, but at a more gradual rate compared to earlier weeks in May. Resistance to record prices, credit limits, and fear of downside risk were among many reasons cited for holding back to reassess prospects going into June. Nonetheless, more modest gains pushed the Random Lengths Framing Lumber Composite Price to a new high of $582. 





  This Week
Jun 1
Last Week
May 25
Year Ago
Random Lengths Framing Lumber Composite Price* $582 $578 $402
KD Western S-P-F #2&Btr 2x4 R/L Mill Price 655 653 366
KD Eastern S-P-F #1&2 2x4 R/L, delivered Great Lakes 725 722 460
Green Douglas Fir Std&Btr 2x4 R/L (Portland) 605 605 390
Southern Pine (Westside) #2 2x4 R/L 602 600 442
KD Coast Hem-Fir #2&Btr 2x4 R/L 660 655 395
Ponderosa Pine (Inland) #2&Btr 1x12 R/L 770 765 695
* Weighted average of 15 key items



Random Lengths Panel Market Report

Structural panel sales were sluggish, but tight supplies supported moderate price gains. Mills sales of OSB slowed, but prices maintained modest upward momentum on the strength of order files into late June. Southern Pine plywood trading took on a more measured tone to start the week, but mills nudged quotes higher after extending order files. Activity in western Fir plywood was slow to start the holiday-shortened week Sales picked up late Wednesday. 





(f.o.b. mill prices)

(f.o.b. mill prices) This Week
Jun 1
Last Week
May 25
Year Ago
Random Lengths Structural Panel Composite Price* $570 $566 $400
Southern (west-east) 15/32-inch 3-ply rated sheathing plywood 547-580 545-575 345-375
Southern (west-east) 15/32-inch 4-ply rated sheathing plywood 552-590 550-585 350-380
Western 1/2-inch 4-ply rated sheathing plywood 563 557 403
North Central 7/16-inch Oriented Strand Board 445 440 320
*Weighted average of 11 key items



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


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