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U.S. lumber and panel market reports

 June 15, 2018

U.S.: Lumber and panel market report ---- Week 24  2018
Random Lengths Lumber Market Report

A third straight week of slack framing lumber sales prompted producers to take a more aggressive approach to trading. Coast dry framing mills were on the leading edge of what traders noted was looking more and more like a “June swoon,” after prices had smashed previous record highs a month earlier. Weakness in the futures market helped to set the tone, with three consecutive down-limit days before a bounce on Thursday. The Random Lengths Framing Lumber Composite Price shed $11 for the week.




  This Week
Jun 15
Last Week
Jun 8
Year Ago
Random Lengths Framing Lumber Composite Price* $571 $582 $397
KD Western S-P-F #2&Btr 2x4 R/L Mill Price 615 647 371
KD Eastern S-P-F #1&2 2x4 R/L, delivered Great Lakes 712 725 457
Green Douglas Fir Std&Btr 2x4 R/L (Portland) 575 600 405
Southern Pine (Westside) #2 2x4 R/L 588 599 420
KD Coast Hem-Fir #2&Btr 2x4 R/L 640 660 392
Ponderosa Pine (Inland) #2&Btr 1x12 R/L 770 770 700
* Weighted average of 15 key items



Random Lengths Panel Market Report

Structural panel prices were mostly flat amid conservative trading. Most OSB buyers stayed on the sidelines, waiting to see if producers would cut prices. Softness at the mill level was most pronounced in the West, where double-digit discounts emerged. Southern Pine plywood buyers replenished sparingly, as mills held close to recently quoted levels. Occasional discounts surfaced on carloads. For the second consecutive week, western Fir plywood trading was quiet but steady.




(f.o.b. mill prices)

(f.o.b. mill prices) This Week
Jun 15
Last Week
Jun 8
Year Ago
Random Lengths Structural Panel Composite Price* $573 $573 $407
Southern (west-east) 15/32-inch 3-ply rated sheathing plywood 550-582 550-582 345-370
Southern (west-east) 15/32-inch 4-ply rated sheathing plywood 555-593 555-595 350-375
Western 1/2-inch 4-ply rated sheathing plywood 571 570 416
North Central 7/16-inch Oriented Strand Board 445 445 330
*Weighted average of 11 key items



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


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