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 May 10, 2019

U.S.: Lumber and panel market report ---- Week 19 2019

Random Lengths Lumber Market Report


A muted trading pace prevailed across much of the framing lumber market. Green Douglas Fir remained the primary exception, as the impact of two recent sawmill closures and seasonal weather in California combined to give that market its strongest trading pace of the year to date. Sales of dry framing struggled to keep pace with production. But western mills tended to fare better than their counterparts in the South and Canada. The Random Lengths Framing Lumber Composite slipped.  


  This Week
May 10
Last Week
May 3
Year Ago
Random Lengths Framing Lumber Composite Price* $352 $353 $543
KD Western S-P-F #2&Btr 2x4 R/L Mill Price 329 329 619
KD Eastern S-P-F #1&2 2x4 R/L, delivered Great Lakes 409 413 676
Green Douglas Fir Std&Btr 2x4 R/L (Portland) 317 310 563
Southern Pine (Westside) #2 2x4 R/L 392 401 581
KD Coast Hem-Fir #2&Btr 2x4 R/L 360 357 615
Ponderosa Pine (Inland) #2&Btr 1x12 R/L 860 860 760
* Weighted average of 15 key items



Random Lengths Panel Market Report


Structural panel prices shifted mildly amid guarded trading. Price trends were a mixed bag in OSB. Prices grinded higher in most northern markets, despite slower sales. In the South, activity stalled in late trading as weather took a toll. A firmer tone emerged in Southern Pine plywood amid steadier sales that bolstered mill order files. Most western Fir plywood traders trudged through another week of lackluster sales. The West continued to absorb a large percentage of the week’s production. Canadian plywood sales picked up markedly at midweek.


(f.o.b. mill prices) This Week
May 10
Last Week
May 3
Year Ago
Random Lengths Structural Panel Composite Price* $353 $353 $545
Southern (west-east) 15/32-inch 3-ply rated sheathing plywood 360-395 360-395 530-570
Southern (west-east) 15/32-inch 4-ply rated sheathing plywood 365-400 365-400 535-575
Western 1/2-inch 4-ply rated sheathing plywood 356 355 538
North Central 7/16-inch Oriented Strand Board 190 185 415
*Weighted average of 11 key items





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


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