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 May 24, 2019

U.S.: Lumber and panel market report ---- Week 21 2019

Random Lengths Lumber Market Report


Trading remained a grind, as sellers stepped up efforts to move prompt loadings while buyers limited purchases to must-have needs. Many traders anticipated the long holiday weekend, maintaining a cautious approach to see what develops next week. Prices trended downward in most all framing lumber species, and the Random Lengths Framing Lumber Composite Price sank $10, to $335. Traders widely cited an imbalance in supply and demand, with many needs easily covered in local distribution or from secondaries working down their own inventories.


  This Week
May 24
Last Week
May 17
Year Ago
Random Lengths Framing Lumber Composite Price* $335 $345 $578
KD Western S-P-F #2&Btr 2x4 R/L Mill Price 302 314 653
KD Eastern S-P-F #1&2 2x4 R/L, delivered Great Lakes 395 405 722
Green Douglas Fir Std&Btr 2x4 R/L (Portland) 317 317 605
Southern Pine (Westside) #2 2x4 R/L 362 379 600
KD Coast Hem-Fir #2&Btr 2x4 R/L 360 360 655
Ponderosa Pine (Inland) #2&Btr 1x12 R/L 860 860 765
* Weighted average of 15 key items



Random Lengths Panel Market Report


Structural panel trading was stagnant as the long holiday weekend approached in the U.S. OSB buyers throughout North America lacked urgency, and filled in sparsely. Discounts surfaced in the South. Southern Pine plywood trading was muted amid a lack of urgency among buyers. Rated sheathing traded on either side of previously established levels. Trading in western Fir plywood remained dull. Producers tried to match output with demand levels by reducing production. Light sales left prices of Canadian plywood prone to significant discounts.


(f.o.b. mill prices) This Week
May 24
Last Week
May 17
Year Ago
Random Lengths Structural Panel Composite Price* $350 $352 $566
Southern (west-east) 15/32-inch 3-ply rated sheathing plywood 360-395 360-395 545-575
Southern (west-east) 15/32-inch 4-ply rated sheathing plywood 365-400 365-400 550-585
Western 1/2-inch 4-ply rated sheathing plywood 358 358 557
North Central 7/16-inch Oriented Strand Board 190 190 440
*Weighted average of 11 key items





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


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