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 July 06, 2018

U.S.: Lumber and panel market report ---- Week 27  2018
Random Lengths Lumber Market Report

In grading framing lumber prospects after holidays in Canada and the U.S., most traders gave the market an incomplete. The overall trend in prices pointed downward, as the Random Lengths Framing Lumber Composite fell $5. While some mills dug in at their quotes, others selectively opened to counters. Heavy absenteeism, closed offices part of the week, and differing views on the market’s near-term direction generated a major question mark going forward. 



  This Week
Jul 6
Last Week
Jun 29
Year Ago
Random Lengths Framing Lumber Composite Price* $542 $547 $399
KD Western S-P-F #2&Btr 2x4 R/L Mill Price 590 590 379
KD Eastern S-P-F #1&2 2x4 R/L, delivered Great Lakes 676 680 475
Green Douglas Fir Std&Btr 2x4 R/L (Portland) 565 565 435
Southern Pine (Westside) #2 2x4 R/L 527 544 381
KD Coast Hem-Fir #2&Btr 2x4 R/L 595 600 400
Ponderosa Pine (Inland) #2&Btr 1x12 R/L 775 775 695
* Weighted average of 15 key items


Random Lengths Panel Market Report

Holidays and vacations disrupted structural panel trading, and prices declined. Sales of OSB were subdued amid holidays on both sides of the border. Still, most producers remained open to counters to sell loads for shipment in mid-July. A choppy workweek kept Southern Pine plywood trading to a minimum, and prices slipped amid limited sales. Western Fir plywood trading was quiet, with many traders away from their offices at least part of the week due to the holiday. 




(f.o.b. mill prices)

(f.o.b. mill prices) This Week
Jul 6
Last Week
Jun 29
Year Ago
Random Lengths Structural Panel Composite Price* $542 $553 $422
Southern (west-east) 15/32-inch 3-ply rated sheathing plywood 500-535 510-545 360-385
Southern (west-east) 15/32-inch 4-ply rated sheathing plywood 505-540 515-550 365-390
Western 1/2-inch 4-ply rated sheathing plywood 542 547 463
North Central 7/16-inch Oriented Strand Board 435 445 347
*Weighted average of 11 key items



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


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