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 March 15, 2019

U.S.: Lumber and panel market report ---- Week 11 2019
Random Lengths Lumber Market Report

Framing lumber trading developed a stronger pulse for those serving markets graced with warmer and drier weather. This was the case for western mills active in Southern California and Southern Pine mills selling into the South and the lower half of the Midwest. Winter kept a hold on northern markets, where distributors and dealers dug out from recent snowstorms. Varying activity produced a mix of price trends, but the Random Lengths Framing Lumber Composite Price slipped $2 for the week to $362. 



  This Week
Mar 15
Last Week
Mar 8
Year Ago
Random Lengths Framing Lumber Composite Price* $362 $364 $506
KD Western S-P-F #2&Btr 2x4 R/L Mill Price 382 376 522
KD Eastern S-P-F #1&2 2x4 R/L, delivered Great Lakes 445 445 612
Green Douglas Fir Std&Btr 2x4 R/L (Portland) 298 293 560
Southern Pine (Westside) #2 2x4 R/L 405 412 595
KD Coast Hem-Fir #2&Btr 2x4 R/L 390 385 550
Ponderosa Pine (Inland) #2&Btr 1x12 R/L 840 835 740
* Weighted average of 15 key items




Random Lengths Panel Market Report

Structural panel prices shifted mildly amid measured trading. Price trends were mixed in OSB. Some northern mills with short order files opened to discounts. Canadian producers sometimes sold blocks at double-digit discounts, but pulled buyers into the market for the first time in weeks. Southern Pine plywood trading was steady enough to keep prices of rated sheathing firm to slightly up, but demand was inconsistent. Western Fir plywood trading was more active in the West, as warmer and drier weather generated more inquiries. 



(f.o.b. mill prices) This Week
Mar 15
Last Week
Mar 8
Year Ago
Random Lengths Structural Panel Composite Price* $377 $378 $541
Southern (west-east) 15/32-inch 3-ply rated sheathing plywood 392-407 392-407 530-575
Southern (west-east) 15/32-inch 4-ply rated sheathing plywood 397-420 397-417 535-580
Western 1/2-inch 4-ply rated sheathing plywood 368 365 540
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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