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Midweek Market Report

Updated every Wednesday morning at 10:00 am (Pacific Time). Last update: May 23, 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
May 22
Friday Prior
May 18
Framing Lumber Composite Price* $575 $568 $555
Structural Panel Composite Price* $563 $557 $551

Midweek Prices for Key Items

Lumber price per thousand board feet. Panel prices per thousand square feet. This Week
May 22
KD Western S-P-F #2&Btr 2x4 R/L Mill Price $652
Southern (west-east) 15/32-inch 4-ply rated sheathing plywood $550-585
North Central 7/16-inch Oriented Strand Board $437


* 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

The trading pace in many framing lumber markets slowed. $15-limit-down drops in futures over the past three trading days were a key reason. Sensing increased downside risk, secondaries put a greater onus on selling. Still, many prices either held or gained on the strength of limited supplies, and/or extended order files. Buyers had little or no inventories to lean on. Trading in panels was steady, with mills able to raise prices incrementally. 

Sunday, May 27, 2018


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