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 March 01, 2019

U.S.: Lumber and panel market report ---- Week 9 2019
Random Lengths Lumber Market Report

Mother Nature continued to thwart softwood lumber trading. Buyers and sellers acknowledged that they were tiring of blaming the weather for the market’s weak showing in February. However, the negative effects on the market from persistent wet and wintry conditions were undeniable. Even in areas that were warming and drying, buyers kept replenishment to a minimum, as they needed time to move sold but undelivered inventories to their customers. The Random Lengths Framing Lumber Composite Price fell $6.



  This Week
Mar 1
Last Week
Feb 22
Year Ago
Random Lengths Framing Lumber Composite Price* $371 $377 $512
KD Western S-P-F #2&Btr 2x4 R/L Mill Price 378 398 542
KD Eastern S-P-F #1&2 2x4 R/L, delivered Great Lakes 457 469 625
Green Douglas Fir Std&Btr 2x4 R/L (Portland) 290 297 595
Southern Pine (Westside) #2 2x4 R/L 424 429 578
KD Coast Hem-Fir #2&Btr 2x4 R/L 398 405 560
Ponderosa Pine (Inland) #2&Btr 1x12 R/L 825 820 740
* Weighted average of 15 key items




Random Lengths Panel Market Report

Winter weather kept a tight grip on structural panel trading. OSB sales were quiet across North America, and prices held to last week’s published levels. Some buyers reported occasional cracks in some producing regions, but volume trading was nonexistent. In Southern Pine plywood, supply-side disruptions supported incremental price increases amid lethargic trading. Rain saturated job sites in most consuming regions. Western Fir plywood trading slowed. Wintry weather across many regions slowed consumption. 



(f.o.b. mill prices) This Week
Mar 1
Last Week
Feb 22
Year Ago
Random Lengths Structural Panel Composite Price* $378 $378 $540
Southern (west-east) 15/32-inch 3-ply rated sheathing plywood 390-407 385-407 530-575
Southern (west-east) 15/32-inch 4-ply rated sheathing plywood 395-417 390-417 535-580
Western 1/2-inch 4-ply rated sheathing plywood 372 379 550
North Central 7/16-inch Oriented Strand Board 215 215 405
*Weighted average of 11 key items





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


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