Get Your Quotation

  Home:  Global Wood p01.gif (127 bytes)   Industry News & Markets

U.S. lumber and panel market reports

July 12, 2019

U.S.: Lumber and panel market report ---- Week 28 2019

Random Lengths Lumber Market Report


Framing lumber trading was measured through the week, disappointing some who had expected a more active pace after the holiday. Instead, mill order files thinned, while secondaries worked down offerings on their lists. Retailers and end-users largely maintained a just-in-time approach, sensing no immediate tightening in the distribution system. Prices were flat to mixed across species. The Random Lengths Framing Lumber Composite Price edged up $2 on strength in Southern Pine and green Douglas Fir.


  This Week
Jul 12
Last Week
Jul 3
Year Ago
Random Lengths Framing Lumber Composite Price* $361 $359 $532
KD Western S-P-F #2&Btr 2x4 R/L Mill Price 372 392 587
KD Eastern S-P-F #1&2 2x4 R/L, delivered Great Lakes 457 460 660
Green Douglas Fir Std&Btr 2x4 R/L (Portland) 345 343 555
Southern Pine (Westside) #2 2x4 R/L 374 364 504
KD Coast Hem-Fir #2&Btr 2x4 R/L 385 387 585
Ponderosa Pine (Inland) #2&Btr 1x12 R/L 850 855 775
* Weighted average of 15 key items



Random Lengths Panel Market Report


Structural panel sales were sluggish, and buyers maintained a cautious approach. The pace of OSB sales tapered, especially in the second half of the week, and prices were flat to slightly higher. Southern Pine plywood trading was mixed and demand failed to meet expectations. Western Fir plywood trading changed little from prior weeks. After a sharp upward price move the prior week, Canadian plywood buyers experienced what traders called “sticker shock.” Consequently, follow-through was limited.


(f.o.b. mill prices) This Week
Jul 12
Last Week
Jul 3
Year Ago
Random Lengths Structural Panel Composite Price* $345 $344 $520
Southern (west-east) 15/32-inch 3-ply rated sheathing plywood 340-380 340-380 475-515
Southern (west-east) 15/32-inch 4-ply rated sheathing plywood 345-385 345-385 480-520
Western 1/2-inch 4-ply rated sheathing plywood 360 359 522
North Central 7/16-inch Oriented Strand Board 210 205 415
*Weighted average of 11 key items




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


Related News:

CopyRight Global Wood Trade Network. All rights reserved