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U.S. lumber and panel market reports

 June 08, 2018

U.S.: Lumber and panel market report ---- Week 23  2018
Random Lengths Lumber Market Report

A second muted week of trading since the U.S. holiday generated cracks in prices of framing lumber. Still fortified with order files of at least one to two weeks on many items, producers gave ground grudgingly. But quicker-shipping loads developed, and mills discounted some items more aggressively. After edging up $1 at midweek to a new all-time high of $583, the Random Lengths Framing Lumber Composite Price slipped back to the week’s starting point. 




  This Week
Jun 8
Last Week
Jun 1
Year Ago
Random Lengths Framing Lumber Composite Price* $582 $582 $398
KD Western S-P-F #2&Btr 2x4 R/L Mill Price 647 655 359
KD Eastern S-P-F #1&2 2x4 R/L, delivered Great Lakes 725 725 455
Green Douglas Fir Std&Btr 2x4 R/L (Portland) 600 605 397
Southern Pine (Westside) #2 2x4 R/L 599 602 434
KD Coast Hem-Fir #2&Btr 2x4 R/L 660 660 390
Ponderosa Pine (Inland) #2&Btr 1x12 R/L 770 770 700
* Weighted average of 15 key items



Random Lengths Panel Market Report

Structural panel trading lacked energy. The strength of mill order files went a long way in determining price patterns in OSB. In most producing regions, mill files extended into late June or early July, and producers held firm to quotes. Southern Pine plywood traders reported a quiet week of sales. Buyers increased resistance toward current price levels. Activity in western Fir plywood was slow to start, and failed to find another gear as had been the case in previous weeks.




(f.o.b. mill prices)

(f.o.b. mill prices) This Week
Jun 8
Last Week
Jun 1
Year Ago
Random Lengths Structural Panel Composite Price* $573 $570 $401
Southern (west-east) 15/32-inch 3-ply rated sheathing plywood 550-582 547-580 345-370
Southern (west-east) 15/32-inch 4-ply rated sheathing plywood 555-595 552-590 350-375
Western 1/2-inch 4-ply rated sheathing plywood 570 563 403
North Central 7/16-inch Oriented Strand Board 445 445 320
*Weighted average of 11 key items



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


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