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Midweek Market Report

Updated every Wednesday morning at 10:00 am (Pacific Time). Last update: July 18, 2018.

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The Midweek Market Report is an abbreviated version of the full Midweek report, which updates prices of more than 150 key lumber and panel products. A brief overview of market activity is included. Contact Random Lengths for a free sample issue.

Midweek Composite Prices

  This Week
Jul 17
Friday Prior
Jul 13
Framing Lumber Composite Price* $525 $532 $537
Structural Panel Composite Price* $512 $520 $533

Midweek Prices for Key Items

Lumber price per thousand board feet. Panel prices per thousand square feet. This Week
Jul 17
KD Western S-P-F #2&Btr 2x4 R/L Mill Price $577
Southern (west-east) 15/32-inch 4-ply rated sheathing plywood $470-510
North Central 7/16-inch Oriented Strand Board $405


* Framing Lumber Composite Price is a weighted average of 15 key items
* Structural Panel Composite Price is a weighted average of 11 key items

Midweek Market Report

Downward price pressure amid a lack of interest from buyers was reported across both lumber and panel markets. Fear of downside risk prevailed, and few buyers were willing to purchase beyond immediate needs. Counters accepted by mills depended on how promptly loads were available, leading to a wide range in reported prices. Summer heat contributed to a seasonal slowdown in demand. 

Wednesday, July 18, 2018


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