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 November 09, 2018

U.S.: Lumber and panel market report ---- Week 45 2018
Random Lengths Lumber Market Report

Firm to higher prices were the rule on the heels of last week’s activity. Some follow-through was evident early on, but trading faded as traders made their way to Chicago for the NAWLA Traders Market. Buyers tended to near-term needs with more confidence that downside risk had been wrung out of the market. While some soft spots lingered, particularly in Southern Pine, gainers offset them, and the Random Lengths Framing Lumber Composite Price held at $337. 




  This Week
Nov 9
Last Week
Nov 2
Year Ago
Random Lengths Framing Lumber Composite Price* $337 $337 $436
KD Western S-P-F #2&Btr 2x4 R/L Mill Price 330 312 490
KD Eastern S-P-F #1&2 2x4 R/L, delivered Great Lakes 391 387 561
Green Douglas Fir Std&Btr 2x4 R/L (Portland) 285 280 455
Southern Pine (Westside) #2 2x4 R/L 401 417 416
KD Coast Hem-Fir #2&Btr 2x4 R/L 315 305 485
Ponderosa Pine (Inland) #2&Btr 1x12 R/L 780 775 725
* Weighted average of 15 key items



Random Lengths Panel Market Report

Structural Panel markets were mixed. Despite a firmer tone in some markets, the Random Lengths Structural Panel Composite Price slipped $1 to $386. Sheathing prices flattened across the north and fluctuated mildly in the South, as sales slowed across North America. Southern plywood buyers stepped in to purchase more volume than in recent weeks amid a firmer tone. Trading in western sheathing was measured. Buyers sought discounts, but paid close to quoted levels for desired mixes.




(f.o.b. mill prices) This Week
Nov 9
Last Week
Nov 2
Year Ago
Random Lengths Structural Panel Composite Price* $386 $387 $486
Southern (west-east) 15/32-inch 3-ply rated sheathing plywood 360-390 360-390 455-510
Southern (west-east) 15/32-inch 4-ply rated sheathing plywood 365-395 365-395 460-515
Western 1/2-inch 4-ply rated sheathing plywood 362 365 468
North Central 7/16-inch Oriented Strand Board 245 245 410
*Weighted average of 11 key items



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


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