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U.S. lumber and panel market reports

 January 11, 2019

U.S.: Lumber and panel market report ---- Week 2 2019
Random Lengths Lumber Market Report

The first full workweek of the year generated more inquiries and sales of framing lumber, but traders’ views of the market were mixed. Price trends were mixed, as well, although producers were mostly taking a firmer stance and raising quotes in late trading. One major exception was the green Fir market, as demand from California lagged. Softness in green Fir and early week losses in Southern Pine were the primary culprits in a $2 drop in the Random Lengths Framing Lumber Composite Price. 


  This Week
Jan 11
Last Week
Jan 4
Year Ago
Random Lengths Framing Lumber Composite Price* $327 $329 $445
KD Western S-P-F #2&Btr 2x4 R/L Mill Price 324 326 486
KD Eastern S-P-F #1&2 2x4 R/L, delivered Great Lakes 403 401 557
Green Douglas Fir Std&Btr 2x4 R/L (Portland) 240 245 495
Southern Pine (Westside) #2 2x4 R/L 374 381 482
KD Coast Hem-Fir #2&Btr 2x4 R/L 343 340 495
Ponderosa Pine (Inland) #2&Btr 1x12 R/L 795 795 735
* Weighted average of 15 key items




Random Lengths Panel Market Report

Structural panel trading was mixed. A dull week of trading left OSB prices mostly flat across all regions. A few deals were reported early in the week in the North Central region. Order files extended mostly to the last two weeks of January. A perception that orders shipped in January held little to no downside risk spread among Southern Pine plywood buyers, and led to a more consistent sales pace. Western Fir plywood sales picked up, as traders returned from the holidays.



(f.o.b. mill prices) This Week
Jan 11
Last Week
Jan 4
Year Ago
Random Lengths Structural Panel Composite Price* $366 $365 $444
Southern (west-east) 15/32-inch 3-ply rated sheathing plywood 360-395 360-390 460-500
Southern (west-east) 15/32-inch 4-ply rated sheathing plywood 365-400 365-395 465-505
Western 1/2-inch 4-ply rated sheathing plywood 365 355 481
North Central 7/16-inch Oriented Strand Board 210 208 310
*Weighted average of 11 key items




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


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