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U.S. lumber and panel market reports

 January 25, 2019

U.S.: Lumber and panel market report ---- Week 4 2019
Random Lengths Lumber Market Report

Wintry weather held back trading in some markets, but sellers of framing lumber turned in their strongest week of the new year. All species, including green Douglas Fir, were more active, as buyers covered immediate, if not late winter and early spring, needs. Not all sectors were hitting on all cylinders amid the winter season, but demand helped fortify mill order files, pushing shipments well into February. The Random Lengths Framing Lumber Composite Price posted its second-straight weekly gain. 



  This Week
Jan 25
Last Week
Jan 18
Year Ago
Random Lengths Framing Lumber Composite Price* $336 $330 $471
KD Western S-P-F #2&Btr 2x4 R/L Mill Price 349 339 510
KD Eastern S-P-F #1&2 2x4 R/L, delivered Great Lakes 415 408 589
Green Douglas Fir Std&Btr 2x4 R/L (Portland) 245 235 545
Southern Pine (Westside) #2 2x4 R/L 376 368 508
KD Coast Hem-Fir #2&Btr 2x4 R/L 355 350 525
Ponderosa Pine (Inland) #2&Btr 1x12 R/L 805 800 735
* Weighted average of 15 key items




Random Lengths Panel Market Report

A perception of tightening supplies underpinned structural panel prices amid lukewarm demand. A firmer tone emerged in most OSB markets, as unconfirmed reports circulated that two producers were slowing output of commodity sheathing. In Southern Pine plywood markets, concerns about supply and upward momentum in other wood products spurred a steadier pace. Western Fir plywood trading was steady, but quieter than in recent weeks. Last weekend’s winter storm and heavy rain later in the week hampered carload demand along the East Coast.



(f.o.b. mill prices) This Week
Jan 25
Last Week
Jan 18
Year Ago
Random Lengths Structural Panel Composite Price* $369 $367 $474
Southern (west-east) 15/32-inch 3-ply rated sheathing plywood 365-398 360-395 485-525
Southern (west-east) 15/32-inch 4-ply rated sheathing plywood 370-408 365-405 490-530
Western 1/2-inch 4-ply rated sheathing plywood 370 370 518
North Central 7/16-inch Oriented Strand Board 210 210 340
*Weighted average of 11 key items




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


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