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 July 13, 2018

U.S.: Lumber and panel market report ---- Week 28 2018
Random Lengths Lumber Market Report

Trading in framing lumber picked up only modestly from the previous holiday-distracted week. Sales were most liquid early on, with an annual industry gathering in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, drawing a large number of buyers and their Inland suppliers away at midweek. It usually took lower prices to entice buyers to place orders, and double-digit cuts were the rule. The Random Lengths Framing Lumber Composite Price posted its fifth consecutive weekly decline, falling $10, to $532.  

  This Week
Jul 13
Last Week
Jul 6
Year Ago
Random Lengths Framing Lumber Composite Price* $532 $542 $411
KD Western S-P-F #2&Btr 2x4 R/L Mill Price 587 590 406
KD Eastern S-P-F #1&2 2x4 R/L, delivered Great Lakes 660 676 490
Green Douglas Fir Std&Btr 2x4 R/L (Portland) 555 565 450
Southern Pine (Westside) #2 2x4 R/L 504 527 377
KD Coast Hem-Fir #2&Btr 2x4 R/L 585 595 412
Ponderosa Pine (Inland) #2&Btr 1x12 R/L 775 775 690
* Weighted average of 15 key items

Random Lengths Panel Market Report

Structural panel prices fell sharply as supplies outpaced demand by a wide margin. Price weakness in OSB gained momentum in the South, where sheathing prices plunged $35-40, as mills searched for trading levels to alleviate buildups. A rebound in Southern Pine plywood sales from last week’s uneven trading instilled greater optimism, but downward price pressure was unabated. Western Fir plywood buyers kept a low profile amid soft prices of sheathing.

(f.o.b. mill prices) This Week
Jul 13
Last Week
Jul 6
Year Ago
Random Lengths Structural Panel Composite Price* $520 $542 $433
Southern (west-east) 15/32-inch 3-ply rated sheathing plywood 475-515 500-535 370-395
Southern (west-east) 15/32-inch 4-ply rated sheathing plywood 480-520 505-540 375-400
Western 1/2-inch 4-ply rated sheathing plywood 522 542 485
North Central 7/16-inch Oriented Strand Board 415 435 365
*Weighted average of 11 key items


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


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