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August 16, 2019

U.S.: Lumber and panel market report ---- Week 33 2019

Random Lengths Lumber Market Report


Views were still mixed, but many traders sensed a modestly stronger tone to the framing lumber market. Buyers continued to fill in holes or replace on a one-for-one basis, but broader participation helped put many prices on a firmer track. Mills were less prone to counters, and those that they did take didn’t cut as deeply as in prior weeks. Some prices firmed, and gained. All told, the Random Lengths Framing Lumber Composite Price slipped $1, with softness in Southern Pine the primary factor in the decline.


  This Week
Aug 16
Last Week
Aug 9
Year Ago
Random Lengths Framing Lumber Composite Price* $344 $345 $441
KD Western S-P-F #2&Btr 2x4 R/L Mill Price 336 336 462
KD Eastern S-P-F #1&2 2x4 R/L, delivered Great Lakes 428 424 573
Green Douglas Fir Std&Btr 2x4 R/L (Portland) 378 360 440
Southern Pine (Westside) #2 2x4 R/L 355 362 427
KD Coast Hem-Fir #2&Btr 2x4 R/L 360 360 447
Ponderosa Pine (Inland) #2&Btr 1x12 R/L 845 850 775
* Weighted average of 15 key items



Random Lengths Panel Market Report


SStructural panel prices faded modestly amid trading that lacked urgency. Price trends remained mixed in OSB, although the reported ranges weren’t as extreme as the previous week. Upward movement was limited to the South. In Southern Pine plywood, immediate needs fueled modest replenishment, but demand was erratic. Western Fir plywood prices were predominantly flat to mildly soft, shaped by enough demand for mills to stay close to their quotes. Canadian plywood producers reported the best week of sales since early July.


(f.o.b. mill prices) This Week
Aug 16
Last Week
Aug 9
Year Ago
Random Lengths Structural Panel Composite Price* $328 $331 $466
Southern (west-east) 15/32-inch 3-ply rated sheathing plywood 300-325 310-335 425-465
Southern (west-east) 15/32-inch 4-ply rated sheathing plywood 305-330 315-340 430-470
Western 1/2-inch 4-ply rated sheathing plywood 344 345 490
North Central 7/16-inch Oriented Strand Board 218 218 345
*Weighted average of 11 key items




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


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