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Midweek Market Report

Updated every Wednesday morning at 10:00 am (Pacific Time). Last update: December 13, 2017.

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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
Dec 12
Friday Prior
Dec 8
Midweek
Prior
Framing Lumber Composite Price* $432 $434 $435
Structural Panel Composite Price* $427 $427 $428

Midweek Prices for Key Items

Lumber price per thousand board feet. Panel prices per thousand square feet. This Week
Dec 12
KD Western S-P-F #2&Btr 2x4 R/L Mill Price $455
Southern (west-east) 15/32-inch 4-ply rated sheathing plywood $420-475
North Central 7/16-inch Oriented Strand Board $300

 

* 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

A seasonal slack in demand generated softer prices, but some species were resilient to deeper cuts. Wintry weather hit several areas. Buyers displayed little urgency beyond minimal immediate needs. Canadian S-P-F sellers pushed volume toward the border to beat the imposition of the countervailing duty. In the South, most mills stuck to quotes at or above last week’s reported levels. Panel sales were quiet, with mostly flat pricing. 

Thursday, December 14, 2017

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